(Closed) Feeling a little low..

posted 5 years ago in College
Post # 3
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1133 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I’ll be 25 this year, and I just finished up year 2 of a 3 year program.  I know the feeling, I thought by the time I turned 25, I would be well established in my career, and long done school.

But life doesn’t always go the way you expected it, definitely something I’ve learned in the past few years.  I think all I can say is be proud of where you are at right now!  There are people out there that are starting college at 30, 40, etc., and 24 is still young.  Besides, you can never be too old to keep learning, right?

Post # 4
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2224 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@SamanthaMarie89:  I’ll be 26 when I start my senior year in the fall. You are not alone. (((HUGS))) just know that you’re on your way, thats all that matters. There are so many late bloomers, it really is nothing to feel bad about. πŸ™‚

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

you’re getting your education for you! Don’t get discouraged! Like you said you’re doing well in all your classes and that is awesome!!! Remember just because someone has a degree in something that doesn’t mean they will or can use it! be happy you have the money to go to school. I’m sure some bees on here wish they could afford college! 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@SamanthaMarie89:  Don’t let it get you down, I’m 25 and just started my masters program. I got my bachelors when I was 22. Fiance is the same age as me and probably will not be done with his BFA until he’s 26/27 and then he’s getting a masters after that. Everyone’s life doesn’t go at the same speed, my under-grad advisor didn’t go back to get his PhD (he applied directly to the program from his undergrad) until he was in his early 30s. You should just focus on what works best for you and what steps you need to take to get the most out of your education. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

@SamanthaMarie89:  My FH Just turned 26 and will technically recieve his Bachelor’s diploma when he is 27. Don’t feel bad at all. Never ever compare your timeline to someone else’s. πŸ™‚

Post # 11
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Newbee

Ugh. I know the feeling. My mom just got my high schools news bulletin and called me to read it to me. I’m 26, I am an event coordinator during the summer and a bartender in the winter so I can ski. The girls from my class are married, having kids, traveling for their multi-national companies, working on science research teams, bringing medical supplies to Somalia, earning their PhD’s, etc. I kick drunk kids out of the bar.

BUT I’m happy. And I’m a rippin’ skier. So THERE, girl who is one of the highest-ranked female employees at Facebook who was one of my classmates! I can ski better than you!

So don’t worry about it. You’re not alone. We all have our own lives to live and I, for one, plan on living it my own way. Keep it up, girl!! Congrats on reaching Sophmore status and having an idea of what you want to do with your life! When I was a sophomore I was a wildlands management major??? I don’t even…whatever. 

Post # 13
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311 posts
Helper bee

@SamanthaMarie89:  Though I have completed my BS, my dad didn’t even start college until he was over 40 years old and is currently finishing up his master’s. I think it’s better to have a clear vision of what you want in life than just going through the motions and getting degrees because you don’t know what else to do. I’ve known a couple people like that and I think that’s more frustrating. You are not far behind, but going at a pace that worked out for your life. Sometimes I feel behind too so don’t stress too much!

Post # 14
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1109 posts
Bumble bee

@SamanthaMarie89:  hey, alllll my highschool friends are getting their bachelors this week. I only got my associates and am working part time/minimum wage because I won’t start for my BSN untill next year. I hate it, but I can’t help it. I’m also the only one getting married of those friends, I should get a bachelor’s in Relationships with a Focus in Marriage and call it a day lol.

Post # 15
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361 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Don’t feel bad. I am 24 and halfway through my undergrad. Sometimes I feel down because I am ‘behind the curve’ compared to many friends, but when I really think about it, I am more passionate about my education at this age than I would have been at 18! With your straight A’s, I am sure you share my passion for education as well πŸ™‚ 

Post # 16
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Busy bee

I know how you feel!  I’m 24 on Thursday actually and not through with my bachelors yet.  I read an article the other day that said that the average age for someone in gradschool is 30, that made me feel a little bit better.

I think you just have to remember that everyone’s path is different.  It doesn’t mean that your path is wrong or any less than someone elses.  It’s just different.  You’ve had different experiences because of it.  Take what you’ve had and learn from it.  It’s awesome that you have A’s!  

Love this quote: “You will get there when you are supposed to get there and not one moment sooner…so relax, breathe, and be patient” 

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