Just me (notagain) wrote in class_of_2002,
Just me

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It appears that it is nearly two months since I wrote a post in here asking for advice on whether or not I should leave university. I'm ashamed to realise that 6 wonderful people left me supportive and helpful comments, and I didn't respond to any of them. My apologies. I remember reading each of them and I was very grateful, but I was not in a good place mentally or emotionally, which is the only excuse I have for not replying.

Anyway, the long and the short of it was that I kept fighting on at Liverpool until the day came when I literally could not force myself to get that train out of Cambridge. I knew then that enough is enough, and this simply was not worth it. So I left.

Since then, I've been living in Cambridge with my boyfriend, trying to find a job. I'm so much happier it's untrue. No regrets, except perhaps that I didn't leave sooner. I know my CV doesn't look great and maybe it never will, but health and happiness have to come first - and if you've no real career aspirations then does it really matter?

But I haven't given up on a degree yet. I've registered with the OU to do a course next year, and it looks right up my street. I'm really looking forward to getting started on that, and finding a nice job so that I wont' be a penniless student, and life generally is looking really good now.

I hope that you are all happily settled in your universities now.
Happy Christmas.
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I am very glad things are working out for you and yes, health and happiness are the most important things, what's anything else worth without them?
The OU rocks. There's that extra bit of impressiveness with it because you've had to do it off your own bat. At university there are people watching over you, but with the OU it's on your say-so. I think you could meet quite a few inspiring people through the Open University, actually. I'll be interested to hear if you get that opportunity.