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I'm trying not to beat myself up over this, but I think I need to drop a class. I'm going through so much right now and my gut is telling me I can't handle this upper-division course right now. It feels like I'm never going to graduate, but I know if I take the full fifteen hours I'm not going to be able to give my best to each subject. I'm also trying to find an apartment and a job, am adjusting to being a single parent and a full time student, yadda, yadda, yadda. As soon as the financial aid money arrives, stbx and I will file. Does the merry-go-round ever end? Stbx and I usually get along great, but creating a schedule where both of us have time to study (he's a full time student too) has proven to be the biggest obstacle yet. Seriously, we bicker over study time almost daily.<br><br>
I don't know where I'm going with this, but I honestly went into this semester thinking I could do it all. Apparently, I can't.
 

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I hear ya. Sometimes I think I'm on a roll and I can do a whole lot, and then life gives me a (virtual) speeding ticket. I think it's sooo important to listen to your gut and pace yourself. If you try to force the issue and do more than is really working, it's a form of abandoning yourself. You need to be alive and well this fall, not just a robot accomplishing tasks. You'll graduate. You clearly have a drive to do so. Hang in there, mama.
 

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I've done that before. It does feel crappy at the time...but boy, the relief I feel when I know I have the time and energy to put into each class and my life and my kids is so worth it.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I've done that before. It does feel crappy at the time...but boy, the relief I feel when I know I have the time and energy to put into each class and my life and my kids is so worth it.</div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/yeahthat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yeah that">: It happens to us all in one way or another at some point. If it helps, I've found that dropping one or two classes uaually means I can stick with school year-round. When I've tried to push through an insane semester, I often get crappy grades and am more tempted to take a semester off (which for me, has turned into 2+ semesters "off" in the past)<br><br>
You'll make it through. Take it easy on yourself and don't feel bad about easing up on school now and then in favor of more time for your family. You'll make it through <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 
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