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Old 09-29-2005, 11:53 PM   #11
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If you get your associates that's a degree isn't it?
I mean a bachelor's. Unfortunately an associate in Biology is about as useless as (insert clever analogy here). Needless to say I won't be leaving on any research ships to study abroad (unless I'm a deckhand), getting my own TV show, or having a nice cushy retirement teaching a college course and writing books.

Part of the problem is that I was sure I'd take a course and wind up being a prodigy--a misunderstood Will Hunting who would change the world for the better. What I found is that I'm not a "natural" with any of it--every course is a course in frustration and progressively harder work. Although I do well with Chemistry I have only taken the first two years of courses in it.

So, I want to take time off, but I know from people I talk to, and like fishyrican said--most people do not return from this "time off". I have many other interests I would like to pursue that don't involve a bachelors in biology.

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i feel your pain. I've worked full-time pretty much my entire college career. But that's all going to change as of today. I quit my job and am going to live poor....simply because i can. I'm still getting a small monthly allowance from the national guard, which will keep me over for now. But i was in the same boat as you sort of. School and work at the same time is ridiculous. Especially when you're taking 15 hours and working 40+ hours a week and still trying to maintain a social life. So i saved up some money, and have decided to forgo a good amount of money just so that i can have my sanity back and enjoy my last year in college. What it comes down to is just how much you're willing to put up with. Do what you gotta do man and try not to worry so much about it.

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