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#103 - 01/27/2002 09:41 AM Dealing with emotional 'stuff'
Firewolf Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 01/27/2002
Loc: Tennessee
Hi ~
I'm 32 and I've just gone back to college after a 12 year break to finish my art degree. I love my classes yet I've found myself having *a lot* of misgivings and thoughts of the 'Oh my god, what was I THINKING??' variety. In fact, this little graemlin has the exact expression as I: eek LOL

Other than a lot of deep breathing :p, what other tricks do you all have for managing these things?

"Be good and you will be lonesome."
~ Mark Twain

#104 - 01/27/2002 15:24 PM Re: Dealing with emotional 'stuff'

Hi Firewolf:

Look for support for your educational goals through your family, employer, and by contacting re-entry student services at your school or by making connections with other older students. Know that you are not alone and that many adult students face such struggles and overcome them. :) As to "what were you thinking," you decided to go for your goal and you have more options than ever now to attain it.

Don't let thoughts of anxiety or doubt get to you. They are normal and to be expected. Continue on in your coursework and those thoughts will come less and less wink.



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