A few years ago, I decided to go back to college. I enrolled in an online accredited college and after only a few classes, I realized it was overwhelming. For the record, I receive in A in both classes! It was so much work. I am married and we have a child with special needs.
As adults, we have so many responsibilities and they seemed to all pile on at once. When I decided to “drop out of college” I wanted to focus on my blog. I was happy and wanted to focus on building my blog.
Even today, I still feel like I should be doing something. I feel like there is something for me to be doing to help my family, as I do feel lost. My husband earned his Bachelor’s Degree last year. Since re-enrolling, I have changed my major. Before, it was Sociology and now I have changed it to Psychology. I also considered social work, since I know for a fact that I can earn a Master of Social Work degree with a concentration in Clinical Social Work Practice through an online university. This is appealing because it would provide me with a number of different career options, as well as the opportunity to complete a couple of field internships to get my foot in the door. I do feel like a failure since I dropped out of college, so I want to give it another go.
After I finished my FAFSA application, the online school listed its graduation rate of 22%! It is surprising but at the same time, the majority of online college students are working adults and/or parents. College is a lot of work, especially as an adult. When you are young, unmarried and childless, of course college is easy to focus on. You don’t have a little one needing to be fed, nor do you have a pile of laundry waiting to be washed.
In less than a week, I will be a college student once again. I will be studying Psychology! I am very excited but nervous! I’m very happy that I will have the chance to take my courses online because it would be almost impossible for me to earn my degree if I was forced to commute to campus daily.
What challenges are you facing? Do you have something you want to accomplish?
Are you a college student? Let me know your experiences!
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