- 5 years ago
When I was 17, I dropped out of HS, got my GED, went straight to commuity college. I took my time (spent 3 years there) exploring different subjects, I met a boy while I was there, dated him while I went there, he dumped me, and I flunked out.
Then I went to culinary school, for only 4 months, because it completely bled out my bank account.
Then I went back to community college to at least finish my associates degree. But instead of finishing it, I transferred to a state university.
Then I was attacked on campus. It caused me to sink into a deep depression. I didn’t feel safe getting out of my car and walking to class anymore, so I didn’t. Therefore, I flunked out again.
Then I went back to a community college and FINALLY finished my associates degree.
Now I’m 28.
I’m going back to school to be a nutritionist… but I feel like it’s too late. I feel like such a loser. I’m disgusted with myself. I had plans of getting a PhD. Yeah. How HILARIOUS is that? I know women who were in their 50’s that have gone back to college and have graduated. But for some reason, when it comes to ME, I feel like it’s too late.
My Boyfriend or Best Friend (hopefully soon-to-be FI) has a decent job, and makes about $60k (before taxes). He never went to college, but he’s a web designer, and that field seems to support self-education. All the jobs I’m interested in really require a degree of some kind.
I NEED guidance. Advice. I have so many questions.
1, can I use my associates degree to get a better job than retail? if so, what? can i work at said job while going to school at the same time?
2, is it too late for me?? should I just drop out and stop trying to do something with my life??
3, what if I wanted to have kids? can I have a baby and go to school to finish my degree?
I KNOW these questions seem silly, but I don’t have a mom to go ask for help… I don’t have parental figures in my life.
I would really appreciate some guidance and advice. I feel like the biggest moron ever… 🙁