I Want to Go Back to School

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 293 People

    On My Way

    I am simultaneously nervous and excited about going back to school next year. I was bullied in high school and I dropped out because of this -- and because of some bad things going on at home -- at the beginning of year 10. I tried homeschooling after that but it never worked out...
    Ragelovelumos Ragelovelumos
    18-21, F
    Aug 14, 2012

    I am working and applying to graduate program

    in UK. I am afraid that if I am not accepted into my favorite institution in London. Now a prestigious institution admitted my application, but it is far from London. I like city life, it is convenient for entertainment such as restaurant and cinema, most importantly I could...
    fitwealth fitwealth
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 1, 2014

    If Rodney Dangerfield Can Do It, So Can I!

    I did it!!  I went back to school!  I started my classes at our local Cal State University on January 4th.  So, far I'm doing great.  I can't get over how fast the classes are going by.  And I'm really shocked at how much of my math I actually...
    TheIdeaOfMe TheIdeaOfMe
    31-35, F
    Jan 18, 2010

    I Need to Change My Job

    I have been wanting to change jobs FOREVER, but I only have experience in one field, (and am SICK of it) .    I am not completely sure what I want to go to school for but I am thinking of occupational therapy or psychology.  I used to want to be an artist or...
    HotPinkGirl HotPinkGirl
    36-40, F
    Mar 4, 2009

    I Would Love to Go Back to ...

    I would love to go back to my old school. As most kids, I hated it at the time. Now I wish I had paid more attention. I have been to T.A.F.E. and done a few courses later in life. I yearn to learn....
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jul 23, 2008

    I Hope It Isn'T Just Me.

    I can't explain it. I struggle to put this feeling into words but for the sake of my mental health I will try. I opted to leave school before sitting my leaving cert exam last June and I know for a fact that that decision will haunt me forever. I had a fear of school. Waking...
    aprilisainmdom aprilisainmdom
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 16, 2013

    A New Major

    I've always thought it was ridiculous that society makes 17 and 18 year olds make such life changing decisions like choosing what they want to do for the rest of their lives.  I'm almost 31 years old and I have NO idea what I want to do for the rest of mine!!  I made...
    CuriosityKitten CuriosityKitten
    31-35, F
    7 Responses Jul 11, 2008

    Don't Stop At Associate's Degree!

    When I graduated from High School I knew I had not worked at full capacity. I did just enough to get by. It was boring for the most part and I tried to drop out in second grade but they wouldn't let me......LOL.....After graduating from High School, I celebrated being done with...
    DieKatzeSchreibt DieKatzeSchreibt
    41-45
    Jun 18, 2011

    I Want to Go Back to School

    I have been thinking seriously about going to a university, either night classes or online but I am confused on what classes to take. I really love creative writing, especially Memoir writing but I am having difficulty finding specific classes that deal with that. I am horrible...
    SteelCityGirl74 SteelCityGirl74
    41-45, F
    12 Responses Jun 22, 2007

    I am a life time learner.

    Science and writing are my 2 favorite subjects. I found out i do even better if i teach myself. After learning this i went from F's in math to A's. I am teaching myself 3 different languages (spanish, german and Japanese), i had taught myself to play guitar, have been teaching...
    tig1991 tig1991
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 19, 2014

    I Should Have Gone When I Graduated...

    I feel like I've ruined my life and it's barely begun... I decided not to go to college right after I graduated..biggest mistake of my life... I'm now at a point in my life where I feel I can't go back... I'm only 20 years old but I am considered a "non-traditional student...
    GlitterQueenXO GlitterQueenXO
    18-21, F
    Nov 12, 2012

    Well... I Did It!

    After years of procrastination... I did it. I applied to ASU and was admitted.  As much as I want to be excited, I can't help being pulled down by everyone's comments reminding me about how hard it's going to be, you're a mom, work part-time, you're so old, why bother...
    desertbrat desertbrat
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Nov 10, 2008

    I wish I stayed in school.

    I miss high school so much. I dropped out last year and I see all my friends having fun and enjoying their senior year and I'm just at home, bored. Not staying in school is one of my biggest regrets. But I guess what's done is done. Time to move on.
    GettingOverShit GettingOverShit
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 13, 2014

    Two Things Are Stopping Me

    My financial situation - it's really expensive! And my lack of self-confidence.
    applesncinnamon applesncinnamon
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 8, 2010
    BornInTheWrongEra72 BornInTheWrongEra72
    18-21, F
    Jul 20, 2015

    I Have My High School Diploma...

    But unfortunately no college degree. And that, my friends, is severely limiting. I have high hopes though. Next year will be my year. I will be registered for an accredited college by the end of 2011. The biggest problem is that I have no idea what I want to do. I would love...
    ImShameless ImShameless
    18-21, F
    Nov 19, 2010

    A+ Underachiever

    I should have gone to college. Up until the age of 16 - there was never a question about whether or not I would go to college. And - probably a really good college. High IQ, a 3.8GPA that I never even had to work for, ambition - everyone just assumed I would, including me. I...
    Athingwithfeathers Athingwithfeathers
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 7, 2011

    I love school but unfortunately I haven't been

    able to go as much as I can because of my illness :(
    IzzyFizzy IzzyFizzy
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 1, 2014

    I Need to Change My Job

    I have been wanting to change jobs FOREVER, but I only have experience in one field, (and am SICK of it) .    I am not completely sure what I want to go to school for but I am thinking of occupational therapy or psychology.  I used to want to be an artist or...
    HotPinkGirl HotPinkGirl
    36-40, F
    Mar 4, 2009

    😭😭😭😭I WANT TO GO BACK TO MY FRIENDS

    !!! AND GUY FRIENDS THAT ARE SMALLER THAN ME AND ANNOY ME CUZ ONE HASNET CALLED AND I MISS HIM AND I WANT HIM TO BE I. MY 5th GRADE CLASS AND I WILL PARY AS HARD AS I CAN AND I CAN GO TO OSS WITH HIM AND HES MY BEST FRIEND!!😭😭I JUST WANT TO GO BACK BECAUSE MY PARENTS DONT...
    bela5562 bela5562
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jul 2, 2014

    SIKE!! School had a 2hour early dismissal due

    to oncoming bad weather 😱
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 4, 2014

    Want to Go Back to School At 31

    I'm 31 and graduated high school in '95. I did a Bachelor of Arts degree at a good university and came out of it with good grades. I have never really known what it is that I want to do career wise.  My degree was in English Literature, with a minor in Cultural Anthropology...
    queenofmeh queenofmeh
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jan 8, 2008

    I Need to Change My Job

    I have been wanting to change jobs FOREVER, but I only have experience in one field, (and am SICK of it) .    I am not completely sure what I want to go to school for but I am thinking of occupational therapy or psychology.  I used to want to be an artist or...
    HotPinkGirl HotPinkGirl
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Mar 4, 2009

    I have my own business.

    But I feel like life would still be better if I furthered my education. Why am I so nervous about it.
    Infinit3 Infinit3
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jul 28, 2014

    In Need Of Higher Edjukashun

    plainly put, I am a brilliant idiot. I am 27, with a GED. Now before you go thinking I am stupid let me explain why I dropped out of high school. On september 11, 2001 I was in school like most people my age. And someone turned on the TV and we all watched the second plane crash...
    Poe42 Poe42
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jul 30, 2011

    I Need To Return!

    I have always wanted a four year degree, but during my first run in school back in 2006 -07 year, I have fell for someone and it has screwed up my GPA. Last year I have retaken some classes to get my GPA back up and I have one more to go and my GPA will be back up to 2.0. I want...
    proximacentauri proximacentauri
    22-25, M
    1 Response Oct 4, 2011
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