I graduated high school in 2005, and later that fall I was enrolled and a student at Cal Poly Pomona, for the Apparel Marketing and Management program.
I barely lasted my first year. I barely lasted my first month to be honest. I struggled immensely, not only as a student but as an individual. The independence and the freedom were almost too much for me. I didn’t know how to handle it. Needless to say, after my first year (with barely passing grades), I moved home.
After moving home, I enrolled at the community college – where I made no improvements. I dropped, I withdrew, I failed. & when I say I failed, I failed to the point that I got disqualified from the district.
DISQUALIFIED FROM THE DISTRICT!
I would laugh, I used to, but it’s honestly, really sad. In 2013, I enrolled at another community college district (one that is QUITE a bit away) and have been struggling with my classes there too.
When I made the choice and decision to be nurse – I realized that my options included the economical route (community college) or the expensive route (private college). I tried to brainstorm if the economical route would be feasible for me… factors including, class times, travel time, work balance, cost.
The pros were that it was cheaper, by a lot. The cons was that, I would have to leave work early to drive the far drive to class and/or I would have to skip work altogether. I would finish with an Associate in Nursing, but an RN.
I then tried to weigh the factors for private college. Pros including 1 class a time, generally after hours, for half the commute. Cons, was that at the end of the program I’d be have a Bachelors in Nursing (with an RN) and with over $50k in student loans.
But then the clouds dissipated. . .
I decided (with the nudge of my bf) to try to get back into the district I was disqualified from.
And the light shined down. . .
I’m in! I have decided to chase the Associates in Nursing at the college I got disqualified from in 2012. I have to work my fucking ass off with the remaining general ed courses, and the pre-reqs needed… and then I’ll have to fight for a spot within the program.
But I’m doing this. I’m doing this.
I’m doing this.