This was me the first time I went to college. I was honor role, top of my class through high school and never developed good study habits. I then got a bunch of Ds and an F the first 2 semesters of college and it felt like a slap in the face. I decided to join the work force for a few years and get a new perspective. I went back and worked my as$ off, graduating last semester
@theshadosnipe, great to hear, I felt that way too, highschool took ib, ap, and honors classes while doing sports and made an average 3.3 gpa but almost flunked my first semester of college cause I got caught up in college life but I buckled down made good habits and finished my college only a semester late
@Ray213, Nice! What did you get your degree in?
@theshadosnipe, thanks, I got my degree in IT and currently work in the field. How about you my friend?
@Ray213, same. Got mine as a network admin and just started my first IT job as internal helpdesk
@theshadosnipe, same exact thing happened to me except my degree is in CSE
@theshadosnipe, great to hear, glad you’re in the field and doing your thing
@theshadosnipe, I had a similar experience, I didn't need to study because I didn't struggle at all. I never developed any kind of study habits and I struggle alot with it now. I'm now 22 and have been in retail selling phone contracts for 3 and a half years but I still don't feel different and don't want to go to university just from how much I struggle with that side of things. I have other routes to take, I'm just too worried. I've been complacent here too because the pay was really good with the commission ontop, but all that's out the window now and there's no point sticking around but I don't feel I've changed. This role has definitely given me a new perspective, but not the one you got. I realise and understand, especially being here for this long, that if I don't try I'm not going to end up much further than I already am, and I don't want that. But it's actually getting and doing something about it that I'm worried about
@Jipz, that's how I felt shortly before I had my determination to better myself. Part of what helped was I worked in a factory and looking around all I saw was older people that had just given up on life. That started my reconsideration on bettering myself, and after some serious self-reflection I decided I needed to try again or I'd be as miserable as they were. I truly knew I did the right thing when I handed in my 2 weeks and literally everyone I told (including my supervisor and manager) gave me heartfelt congratulations and best wishes. Even the people that worked there 30+ years said they wished they had done similar when they were younger. I expected people to hate me, thinking I was too good for the job or something but not a single person did.
I slacked in both high school and college and proudly got around a B average in both. Looking back on it, I should have slacked more. I have a good job now that has nothing to do with what I went to school for, and the general stress of school just wasn’t worth it in hindsight.
I did similar- except I was a crap student in high school too. Went immediately to college and barely muddled through. Took 2 year off & went back graduating in the top 10% - even won a scholarship for grades.
So, I just watched MIB: International (staring Thor, and the Valkyrie lady). Ok, what the actual f**k? I thought the movie was alright, but what is with having Chris Hemsworth play the male lead (who is meant to be a Senior Agent and on the track to running the place) as an absolute idiot?!?!? It’s not as bad as his character in the remake of Ghostbusters (too stupid to know how to work a telephone) but it’s in that direction.
I’m fine with strong female leads, but is it really necessary to seemingly try to make them look even stronger by making any man in their vicinity retarded?
@Nellybert , basically what they did is try to bank on the Thor 3 chemistry those two have for this movie which did not work at all
@Nellybert , white man bad! Woman good and big brain. Mans stoopid. MANS HAVE PRIVILEGE.
@Hot Coffee, Also, did they make her character look taller in Thor 3? I’m sure the height difference in MIB was a lot more noticeable.
@Nellybert , I think you’re right.
Happened to me. Did fine first year and half or so of college. Then got to higher levels and didn’t know how to study and had procrastination issues.
(Plus mental health ones).
Took 5 years to graduate only to discover I didn’t have enough lab classes to work in science (my field).
@Nurse Joy, this situation is ridiculous, if you earned your degree, you should qualify for any position that requires the degree, not an arbitrary number of hours spent in a specific learning environment. Your institution should rectify this situation.
“That moment the reality of the participation trophy hits.”
Honor roll my entire school career. Hit college, realized it was piss easy. rarely ever showed up just read the textbook on my own. only showed up for tests. Finished with 3.9 gpa. Now I have a fancy piece of paper with my name on it, yay...
I'll be telling my kids to avoid it, I didn't see a point in going the whole time I was there and now years later, just a waste of everyone's time.
No matter what..just keep going like your are finishing a video game. Solve all these challenges to get your degree. Almost get a part time job, it will give you the pressure to utilize your time efficiently.