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Old 01-15-17, 07:14 PM
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Re: Constantly failing college classes for over 10 years and counting

I'm sure you've heard the definition of insanity.....doing the same thing over and over again each time expecting a different result. You can't just try harder. Something has to change. Change is scary, but if we don't change we stagnate and rot. After 30 F's, maybe you need to find out why, instead of getting any more. Take a break from school.

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Re: Constantly failing college classes for over 10 years and counting

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10 years is a long time. A really long time.
There's great wisdom in that statement!
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Re: Constantly failing college classes for over 10 years and counting

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Re: Constantly failing college classes for over 10 years and counting

I went to see a therapist today and she told me I had ADHD--I have all the symptoms.
In a few days, I'll meet with a psychiatric nurse practitioner to start medication.

I really hope that this is why I've been having problems for so, so long.
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Re: Constantly failing college classes for over 10 years and counting

Yes. I have the rare bragging right of failing out of a semester system, a quarter system, and a trimester system... in each case, due to incomplete work or the inability to life the fog and read/write. It's amazing really, because while I was stuck on a ship I was reading some of the most difficult non-fiction imaginable without flinching... but as soon as I had to get work done on a definitive timeline... *pop* I started college in 1999... haven't fished yet. I have four years worth of credits but no degree and I've probably been in about eight years worth of classes now, so maybe I'll actually finish by the twenty year mark, with any luck?

Granted, I took years off in between and spent six years in the military... but still. It's been a roller-coaster. You aren't alone. I sent you a PM if you want to talk on a more personal level in regards to this stuff.
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Re: Constantly failing college classes for over 10 years and counting

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I second the suggestion that you find out about getting tested for learning disabilities (which are separate from ADHD).

Failing the intro-level class three times in a subject you like just doesn't make sense otherwise.
It doesn't make sense... but I've done it too. Eight hours of neuropsych testing, and only mild problems observed. My problem is solely a matter of ADHD with maybe a sprinkle of depression/anxiety just to keep it interesting.
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Re: Constantly failing college classes for over 10 years and counting

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john, I need a master's degree and licensure to work as an art therapist.

dvd, you're absolutely right about having the same job history that I have now even after I've graduated. I'm determined to earn this degree because I really, really, really want to work as an art therapist, nothing else interests me, and getting a bachelor's degree will get me closer towards my goal. I fully understand that earning a bachelor's degree isn't the magic key to winning life, but it's the only way to get closer to my goals. Not to mention, I really want to "beat" whatever it is that's been holding me back my whole life--I'm a bit competitive, even with myself.
Seems you need to learn the basics in time management and get organized, may I suggest the pdf 'Getting things done fast' by David Allen, search youtube for some of David's TedTalks, you can thank me later.

Oh and if you can remember one thing from this post, I highly advise you to buy a pocket sized notepad and a pack of pilot pens, every day make a list of things you need to do, even if you don't finish those goals then that's ok, it's the ritual of putting your goals and 'to do's' front and center, plus you'll notice this activity will free up some of that 'psychic energy' over time.
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