College as an adult

College as an Adult

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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  1. Maria Iemma says:

    I always wanted to go to college and due to financial issues and my parent’s health I was not able to. I have been thinking about online courses…

    • beautybrite says:

      I wish you the best of luck. Definitely check out online colleges that are “regionally accredited.”

  2. Kailee Bowman says:

    I have been looking into online courses, and congrats on going back
    to college:)

  3. VickiSN says:

    I think it’s wonderful that you’ve decided to go back to college!! I used to think about it, but the years went by and what with raising 3 kids and taking care of my disabled husband, I never made the commitment. Life can get in the way of your goals if you let it. I’m very happy for you!

    • beautybrite says:

      Thank you. I hope I can stick with it. It is already overwhelming just thinking about it and trying to find the time for studying!

      • VickiSN says:

        You can do it! Just make sure you also take time for yourself every day…to de-stress and relax!


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