(Closed) Feeling down about how long school is taking…

posted 6 years ago in College
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Although my situation isn’t the same.. I do how you feel. I am almost 24 and I am still in school working on my masters degree. I have had to put other things in my life to the side until I am done with school and I am tired of it. I want to get married and start my life but until I find a job and start saving some money those things just aren’t possible. Keep your head up becuase in the end you know that all this schooling will be worth it!! πŸ™‚ 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Don’t sweat it… The time will fly by!!! 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@adnama: Dear, I am 27 and 23 credits away from my degree.  I currently work full time and I have not taken any classes for the past year!  It is extremely frustrating.  Keep your eye on the end result, because that is what you want and that is what you DESERVE!  Keep in mind that many college grads are now taking more than the standard 4 years to complete a degree (my SO, for example, took 5 years).  In the end, the time and effort you put in will be worth it.  Take pride in what you are working for!!!

Post # 8
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Newbee

Don’t worry! The time will fly by! I have a similar story…went to school part time, full time, changed majors, and no help from my parents…it took me forever! I graduated when I was 27!!! (with a 4 yr degree) I felt so down when all my friends were graduating and i wasn’t…but to know I accomplished it all on my own was the best feeling ever! So hang in there! It will be over before you know it! πŸ™‚

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@adnama: no problem!  That is what we are all here for…to support each other and remind each other that we are not alone!! πŸ™‚

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I got my BA at 25, it really wasn’t a big deal. I switched majors a couple times and switched schools as well. By the time I graduated, I had 2 years of relivant work experience and had job offers with-in weeks of graduation. Within a few months I decided to take the right position making a decent salary. Many people I knew that graduated on time spent at least a year earning a little more than minimun wage and spent years trying to figure out what to do.

Besides, the job maket will be much better when you do graduate.

Post # 12
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598 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Please don’t get down on yourself…the important thing is that you are getting an education….It took FH almsot 15 years to get a 2 year degree, because he took like one class at a time and was working a full time and a part time job all the while…I’m no less proud of him for reaching his goal b/c he didn’t do it in the “expected” time line..  Be proud that you are trying to better yourself by getting an education.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I completely get where you are coming from, I’m actually going through basically the exact same thing. I feel like I’ve been working my ass off for nothing, I should be done and I can’t believe it will take two more years, I get pretty down about it at times. I’ll probably be 26 when I graduate =/

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

It took me 6 years (actually in school), 4 major changes, 3 school changes, hospitilizations.. a year off, for me to graduate by 25. I know where you are coming from it’s hard and frustrating. It still makes me upset to see almost all the people I graduated high school with have real jobs while I was still stuck in school. 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee

You’re definitely not alone. I’m almost 25 and I’ve been working since I was 16 and never had the opportunity to attend school full time. I’m 3 courses away from my bachelors. But I’ve been working towards it since I was 17. Yeah. Sucks. I’ll be glad to be done. 

It’ll just make you appreciate finishing all the more.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

You’re not alone!  But don’t beat yourself up so much.

I knew EXACTLY what I wanted straight out of school and took the one year course right after I graduated.  Two years later I STILL don’t have a job in that field.  SUCKS.  But…I’m realizing maybe that isn’t what I’ll actually want to do…and I’ve gained experience and had good times in the two “wasted” years, you know?

Plus, 25 isn’t old at all.  Darling Husband is 28 and still isn’t sure what he’s doing with his life.

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