Hi happy New Year too!
This is the first time I have logged in in about 5 months :P.
Anyways, from what I have been reading, there is a category called “emerging adulthood”. This includes people who are not adolescents, don’t really feel like adults, and don’t really know what to do with their life yet. It is perfectly normal to not be sure of a career path. I just changed my mind again for what I want to become. It is unreasonable for society to expect you to choose a path in life in such a short period of time.
If you cannot take any classes at the moment, try working, volunteering or travelling. Opportunities will help you develop yourself and figure out what you want to do with your life. Learning is a lifelong process, and classes only teach you certain types of knowledge. There is so much out there to explore.
Go easy on yourself, and let the ideas flow.
I’m doing well at the moment :). I’m developing more ideas for what I want to do in the future, finding a purpose for studying and enjoying my classes because of it.
Take care :)
hi! now I’m sorry for not replying earlier. I’ve been very busy too :P
It sounds typical of your parents to want you to study science. Here is advice based on experience:
If you are having difficulty in highschool with science courses, you will probably survive first year. However, by second year it becomes very difficult. You will have 400-500 page textbooks, you will have 4 hour labs (1 -2 a semester), you will have lectures for each class and tutorials for each class. The information must be understood and memorized note by note, molecule by molecule and equation by equation. If your heart is not into sciences, you will become disappointed.
Also, a bachelors of science will only be useful if you want an engineering degree, or a low-paying lab position. You must have a masters or PhD for most other sciences to land a decent job.
With an arts degree, you can work for the government, for organizations and business. It is useful for anything involving working with people. Although, if you do go in the arts direction, work experience is very important.
As for psych, some of the most successful investors recommend a psychology degree.
Therefore, ignore your parents and follow your passion. I know of one person who is older than your parents, has a PhD in psych, but regrets all of those years of studying. His parents insisted that he go into psychology, but he could not find a job with it that he enjoyed.
It can take a while to find what you are truly interested in. Try out new directions, and take courses which are useful. This is the time to listen to yourself.
Thanks for the comments on my poems, I’ll post more. otherwise, I just seem to be getting worse, and i don’t understand why. no matter of how good my day is, it all ends at night, and my mood drops down. I need to get serious help soon, or this could get a lot worse then i want it to.
It sounds as if you haven’t discovered your passion yet. Try out a variety of courses. Learn from the ones that you don’t do well in, and realize that they may not interest you. Try new things whenever you can, and you will be lead in a new direction.
At the moment I’m taking a completely new direction, a course in finances. Now that I look back into my past, I have always enjoyed finances, so I am now rekindling the interest to help direct me. So far, I have tried fine arts, sciences, arts, psychology and now I’m heading into finances. I think my future will involve a combination of all four directions.
What interested you in the past? What did you like to do when you were young? You may find answers there.
A place where my friend works was short-staffed, so they asked her to bring a friend, and then I was hired.
Even if you screw up your final year in university, you can still go back later to apply for a masters as a mature student. You do have chances.
If you are finding it difficult to study, then think about what motivates you. Are there other events in your life, attitudes or beliefs that you have which are hindering your efforts?
It isn’t necessarily about working hard, but studying smart. Take breaks. Often time away from studying allow your brain to process the information up to 8 hrs (from what is known from psych studies).
If you are having difficulty remembering certain info, make it more distinctive. For example, if you saw a car shaped like a hippo driving down your street, you would have a better chance at remembering the license plate, than if it was a normal car.
To give you hope, where I attend university, there are many difficult classes. During the times when I procrastinated, I studied the night before for finals, and I still did decently well. Know that you will do well, and find the joy in studying again :).
What courses are you studying for: arts, sciences or business?
Don’t worry if you’re not doing well, just enjoy learning for the sake of learning. Have fun participating in class by asking questions. It will help to keep you awake :). My exams were finished 2 months ago. I didn’t do quite as well as I liked, but I’ll just improve for next time :). As for the job, I was hired without applying :P.
I wish you the best results on your exams :), and have a fun summer!
Hello, Thanks for reading the post, I don’t get on here much your right I have allot to get off my chest. I’m not the type of person to discard things I fix old furniture for a living I restore things that most people think should be thrown away,I can’t be the one to make the decision to put mom in a nursing home but I don’t get some help around here I’m afraid I will have to move on I don’t think I have much of a choice but it goes against all I believe in. Thank you for your encouragement, it’s nice to know your there.
Hey there, well so far it has been a prety stressful year I’ve been care giver to my mother & things are getting worse I don’t know how much longer I can do this(it’s sucking the life out of me ahhhhhh)I’ve always been a very patiant person but the laws for medicare & the whole medical industry is pissing me off my income is shot because of of this she is 24hr care & there are some things I just can’t & will not do,when I leave the house she is alone stuck in bed due to a failed attempt at a knee replacment she is not easy to take care of it’s killing me that I’m just sitting hear watching her waste away & there isn’t much that I can do about it & mean while my life is on hold. I’m sorry to go on like that but thanks for listen’n
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Hey sorry I have not replied I have been away ill but I should be back in 2-3 weeks.
If you need sonme time to yourself try and explain things to your friends. They shoul understan if you explain but make sure you don’t cut your self off to much as you will need your friends as I have just found out