Think I am going to try again… (Sorry again…LONG)

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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2630 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Jacqui90:  Good for you. Why not start off with one class or leave off the economics class? This is a huge step already, and there’s no reason to make it harder than it needs to be. Start more slowly, give yourself time to ease back into things. 

I was diagnosed with major depression when I was 19, and I ended up using a medical withdrawal for that entire semester. I went back to school in the fall just part time, but even then it was difficult. I ended up staying an extra year in undergraduate, but it was better than pushing myself too hard and maybe having another mental break. 

Whatever you decide, remember to take care of yourself first and foremost. There is no race or whatever to finish your degree by a certain time. Your FI would definitely rather you stay healthy rather than get his money back. Good luck!

Post # 5
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2239 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Jacqui90:  I don’t have a ton of advice, but I wanted to wish you the best of luck. It sounds like you’ve been through a tough time, and I commend you for taking the initiative and having the courage to get black in the game. My best advice would be to ease back into things maybe skip Econ and take 1 or 2 courses your first semester…it’s a marathon, not a sprint. As far as the job goes, unless the pay was amazing or you think it will be very difficult to find a new job, I would look elsewhere. After everything you’ve been through a fresh start might be nice. 

Post # 9
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6865 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

Did you like your old job? Did you like your boss? Those things make a huge difference in whether or not something even feels like “work” when you’re there. 

Is your old job in your field of study? If not, why not try and find something related to your degree now? If they ask you why you didn’t go back to your old job you can say because you weren’t using your degree/felt underutilized/wanted to gain more experience because you’re young!

Post # 11
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3693 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Jacqui90:  Is it a definite that you can return to your old job? If so, and if you didn’t have any major complaints at that workplace, I would return. It will look better on your resume, and you already have a start there.

Post # 13
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1952 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I haven’t got a lot in the way of advice, but let me just say, good luck to you. I can imagine it’s not easy and it’s been a big decision to make but good for you, definitely! All the best 🙂

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