I finally made some decisions, but I'm pretty sure i was wrong. Help?
October 19, 2013 9:52 AM Subscribe
I recently switched to part time at work and moved back in with my parents so that I could attend grad school full time and I'm beginning to think that I made a horrible mistake. Would it be a terrible idea to leave school and try to figure out another direction? (details inside)
posted by aka_anon to education (17 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
So here's the deal...I graduated with a BA in psychology about 9 years ago and had no direction, so accepted a job at the bank I had worked in during breaks, and I am still there, making very little money (less than 35,000/year) and not liking my job at all. Recently, I decided that I needed to take some action in my life, so I applied and was accepted to a local, not terribly hard to get into graduate program in substance abuse treatment.
So I started classes this fall, and as I stated, I moved back home to my parents, and went to part time at my job. Ever since the semester started, I am seriously struggling. The classes are interesting enough, but I'm realizing that I might not like being in school very much. Plus, I am seriously questioning whether or not I will make any money in this field, and whether or not it is even right for me.
Living at home is a serious blow to my ego and as the housing market is starting to recover I am starting to really regret not buying a condo (which was one of my other options). Work has somehow gotten even harder.
I hate the idea of quitting anything, but it seems like a really bad idea to get into debt for a program that I am completely unsure about. At the same time, I fear that if I do not make some sort of decision on the direction of my life, I will be stuck working at the bank forever.