Post # 1
I know that’s not much, since many on the Bee have two diplomas or Masters, etc…
but for someone with severe social/general anxiety, this is a HUGE deal.
Yes, I’m doing all my classes online, but it’s still an accomplishment (considering I dropped out when I went my first year after HS due to anxiety).
I’m nervous, but so, so glad I’m going through with this. This is a great step for my future; thankfully, I’m still ‘young’ (early 20s) so I am in no rush to do everything at once.
Just wanted to *happy* vent, since I’ve vented mostly negatively in the past!!! 🙂
Any other Bees in college??
Post # 4
@stefanielovesjamie: I’m heading back to college for my second degree. I got my first in the Arts (French and Spanish) and am now taking Commerce.
My biggest fear going to college when I first started was showing up to the wrong class, tripping in front of everyone (I’ve seen people fall down the stairs in the large auditoriums) or asking stupid questions. Now that I’m back for my second time, I no longer have those fears. My biggest annoyance, I guess you could call it, will be having to listen to all the first years moan about plagiarism and why they don’t think it’s bad…. every year, every class. I swear.
But since you’re doing this online you don’t really need to worry about these kinds of things!!
Post # 5
With all the homework to be done there is no time to be nervous! Oh wait that’s not true. Public speaking still seriously freaks me out. Congrats on continuing your education!
Post # 6
I’m in college and have minor to moderate anxiety. It helped that I went to a very small community college straight out of high school and worked my way up to some larger schools. There were a few times I dropped my classes because of my anxiety. I’m transferring to university in January and am freaking out, it will be the first time I’ll be at such a large school and a school that basically requires you to be involved in multiple organized groups. But, I’ll get through it. I’m going to try and ween myself into going so it’s not such a big shock, luckily it’s very close to my house so I’ll be able to go a few times before January.
Post # 7
Congrats! That’s exciting! When I graduated HS in 2008, I took a semester off (not sure why.. I love school and have always had plans to attend college.. I think I just needed a break), then attended a community college for 1 year, then finally transferred to a local university. I love it, surprisingly, because I am very shy, a little anxious, and tend to keep to myself in public. But now I look forward to school and loathe summer vacation because I’m bored haha.
My original plan was to be a dental hygienist. After 2.5 years of taking pre-requisites, I got into the DH program, and after starting my second semester, I realized I was in the wrong program and changed my major to clinical laboratory science. I’m hoping it pays off and I end up happy, because I envy all of my friends that have graduated and started their “big girl jobs” lol. I still have 2 years to go, but so far I am happy with my choice to change majors!
Anyway!!! Good luck with your classes! Online classes are definitely an accomplishment – especially if you’ve been out of school for a while. I’m sure you’ll do great!
Post # 8
That’s great congrats!! I have two semesters left of my undergrad (thank god!) and I am studying community health. If all goes right ill be starting my masters in Social work fall of 2014. School is hard work, but definitley worth it! I met met my SO in college (he’s graduated and working now) and college is a great way to help you figure out what path you’ll take in life in terms of career 🙂 good luck!
Post # 9
I’m happy for you! This is an accomplishment!