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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. :/
   
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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.

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