- 6 years ago
Well, I’ve finally gotten my stuff together to begin full-time college again this fall! I haven’t missed much; I’m 18, I took a year off…but I’m more than ready to go back now! I had a full-time ER Clerk job, but I’m swapping over to a part-time job where all I have to do is type up patients and answer the phone (this was actually my original job before I moved to full-time and took the year off).
The reason I took a year off was a) I have an anxiety disorder and the college I was going to was fairly large, with people everywhere that I didn’t know, and I could not handle the stress, and b) I had no idea what I wanted to get a degree in and I would need to know because some of the basics you take prepare you for your major.
Well, my college is fully paid for, so all I really had to do was decide where to go and what to major in. I’m going to a community college about 20 miles from where I live now, (as opposed to the university that was 10 min away…still couldn’t handle that, and they don’t even have my major!), and get a degree to be a Radiological Technician. YAY!
The only thing I’m worried about is the fact that my going to college full-time and only working part-time will put a lot of strain on Fiance, who is going to college part-time and working full-time. He’s considered getting a second part-time job, working his full-time, and going to college part-time as well. We don’t live together (yet) but we do share our financial stuff for the most part, and we’re looking at buying our first place in the next few months. I was just wondering if anyone had advice as far as if there were any similar situations out there, and how you managed? (My Mom is ecstatic that I’m going back, but she’s also attempting to kick me out of the house [lol] because they’re selling it soon.) So, for the next 4 years, I’m gonna pretty much just work part-time.
I just don’t see how people do it, and have money to pay for rent/mortgage/whatever and food and living each month! Hah.