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#576 - 04/25/2005 14:40 PM Any advice would be appreciated.
cruca yang Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 04/25/2005
Loc: Texas
Hi everyone,
I am 33 years old female with no children, and I got my GED when I was 18yrs old. Twelve years ago I had absolutly zero interest in pursuing school. My goal back then was to land a job that did not require much education yet made a good income. I found that job offshore and have been with this company for nine years. Although it has provided well, I'm not happy. I figured out at 33yrs old that liking your job really matters. I work two weeks offshore on an oilrig and am home for two weeks.
I want to try going back to school online but I'm scared. I'm scared of failing, or putting so much time into it and it not working out. I was never good at school, NEVER. But, I want to try again. My work schedule offshore is 6am to 6pm for 12 hrs and then I am off for 12. I do have computer access and remember I will be home for two weeks out of each month to dedicate time to school. Has anyone out there ever felt like a slow learner?? And are literally scared to attempt going back to school?
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I am 33yrs old and interested in returning back to school via online.

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#577 - 04/26/2005 07:06 AM Re: Any advice would be appreciated.
WildEEP Offline
Member

Registered: 05/07/2004
First off, by age 33 you know what the rest of us all know - That there are some extremely MORONIC people out there with college degrees. Now if you know if THEY can do it, then you can too. =)

As for going to school online, there are many avenues. This site has a lot of inks to online degrees..A few to look up on the web might be Strayer University or the University of Pheonix. They'll work around whatever schedule you got and you can take it at your own pace.

Trust me, you CAN do it, and it'll be its own reward to prove to yourself that you can.

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#578 - 05/24/2005 13:04 PM Re: Any advice would be appreciated.
SilverBells Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 05/24/2005
You'll probably shock yourself at how well you do. You may never have been good at school before because you didn't care about it much.

The on line format is a lot different than a traditional school and you will to some extent be able to go at your own pace.

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