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Almost done with community college

I only need three more classes to have an associates degree! By this time next year I’ll be college edumacated. Its just a piece of paper that looks good for transfering, but it’s still something that no one can take from me and something I worked my butt off for.

I already got accepted into the 4 year uni I’m transfering to for social work, where if all goes well I’ll be there through my master’s program. I don’t want to think too far into the future, but I’m excited.

My last three classes have all been A’s and the one before that was a B. That’s well up from my C average after getting hit with psychosis. I’ve been going to this community college since 2009. Not steadily of course, I have a lot of certificates in different things. EMT-Basic, Unexploded ordnance tech, certified nurses assistant. The problem is two of those have expired and one will in a year or two. This associates degree will never expire and it’s something I will have the rest of my life.

I know it’s not exactly a doctorate or anything, but it’s a huge milestone for me. If I do nothing else with school, I’m getting that associates. That is my short term goal.

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Hey congrats!! That’s huge

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Well done!! What is your associates degree in?

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Thanks! 15 characters

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It’s an associate of science. That basically means that I dont have a major that the school offered but I met the requirements for a degree. It looks good for transfering but isnt terribly applicable to any one career.

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Well good on you for finishing it. Science is a fairly malleable topic so you should be able to find something that translates into a job. Otherwise, as you said, it looks good for transferring. Congratulations again.

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Really happy for you. May I ask what med and dose that you take to keep your concentration?

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Congrats man! :slight_smile:

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Good for you. :blush::blush::blush:

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Meds rarely have a large effect on cognition.

Congrats!!! :partying_face: is

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I often heard people said that it will slowdown your thinking and take more effort to study. I am glad that it doesn’t effect your cognitive.

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I’m halfway done with undergrad too! I didn’t stay in community college until I got my associates I ended up transferring but it’s great you could stick through. I know how tough it is to finish school while handling this illness lol. It takes a lot out of me but it is rewarding.

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I study better on meds than I did off them. I couldn’t write a paper or take a test because the noise inside my noodle was so loud. I’m on saphris and a couple of other different meds, but I find myself able to focus great compared to when I had my first episode.

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