Support Forums Today's Posts

Get Advice Connect with TeenHelp Resources
HelpLINK Facebook     Twitter     Tumblr     Instagram    Hotlines    Safety Zone    Alternatives

You are not registered or have not logged in

Hello guest! (Not a guest? Log in above!)

As a guest on TeenHelp you are only able to use some of our site's features. By registering an account you will be able to enjoy unlimited access to our site, and will be able to:

  • Connect with thousands of teenagers worldwide by actively taking part in our Support Forums and Chat Room.
  • Find others with similar interests in our Social Groups.
  • Express yourself through our Blogs, Picture Albums and User Profiles.
  • And much much more!

Signing up is free, anonymous and will only take a few moments, so click here to register now!

Education and Careers Work of any kind can get stressful at times. Ask in this forum if you need help with coursework, applications, and more.

Closed Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  (#1 (permalink)) Old
Ambiance Offline
Experienced TeenHelper
Ambiance's Avatar

Posts: 627
Join Date: August 27th 2009

I need to figure out what I'm doing with like my whole life. - April 27th 2014, 08:58 AM

So I moved to Cali from the southern states in January. I was very stressed because my ex boyfriend did some crummy stuff, and my first semester of college at a university no less totally freaked me out. I actually ended up passing the semester, in everything, and felt like maybe I could have stayed. But anyway, I have been both very depressed and very creative for a number of years. I feel like in some ways being here has alleviated me of stress; I feel that this is likely attributed to the fact that I have been able to function in an environment without worry of HAVING to have a job, and only being in two classes at a community college--classes which are in subjects that interest me!

So, I basically feel like many of the people I am meeting here are sort of hippie dippie (I don't know the nice way to put it, so sorry) and I am feeling like there is less structure here. Like, the town I was going to school in was a relatively large university town with a river, and I enjoyed all of the resources on campus, and everything was pretty close together. So if I was to move back and get an apartment and job, I feel like things would be sort of simple, and also like being at an actual university as opposed to a community college, like where I am now, makes me significantly happier in terms of my professors and the students I meet and the resources available to me. I cannot go to a university here immediately, should I choose to stay, because I do not qualify for residency or the appropriate number of hours to make me a transfer student yet. I would have to complete my sophomore year to do so.

However, there is a university here that I would actually be very excited to graduate from, which I almost have good enough grades to go to--surely I could achieve the requirement after a year of community college is factored into my gpa. Where as, there are not really any universities in the state I was from that I really would actually be excited to graduate from. I have more opportunities here in terms of what I want to do--mass communications. I just don't necessarily feel like I generally meet people here that I am really quick to bond with or agree with on many subject. Basically, I am a creative person, but I am relatively conservative.

I don't know what to do. Because I am sure that nearly any community will have people I like and people I don't, it's ups and downs and such. I have to decide if I want to sign up for summer courses at my community college here soon. I have to figure out if I'm getting an apartment soon. Theoretically, I can save money if I stay here, actually.

On the plus, I have gotten a promotion at my job here and more hours than I was getting before, AND I have qualified for the next round of interviews at a local volunteer program that I feel really passionate about. Part of me is saying that this experience is what I make of it and that I have more opportunities here so I should stay here. Another part of me is saying that there is just something about my home that I won't find here and that the stability is really and truly important. So I feel very unsure and all these deadlines are approaching. :/
  (#2 (permalink)) Old
Eljoria Offline
I'mAlwaysHereHelping. (:
Junior TeenHelper
Eljoria's Avatar
Name: Jade
Gender: Female
Location: Kent

Posts: 267
Blog Entries: 1
Join Date: March 30th 2010

Re: I need to figure out what I'm doing with like my whole life. - May 5th 2014, 02:07 PM

I suggest you to do pros and cons and think about the good side and bad sides of being there etc. It will really help you.

Im here if you need x


Live the life.
  Send a message via MSN to Eljoria  
Closed Thread


figure, life

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All material copyright 1998-2019, TeenHelp.
Terms | Legal | Privacy | Conduct | Complaints

Powered by vBulletin®.
Copyright ©2000-2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search engine optimization by vBSEO.
Theme developed in association with vBStyles.