Any advice?

I’m doing school and about to start working full-time. I really want it to work.

I’m just concerned about the stress. I am delusional most of the time already. It could get worse from doing both. The last time I was really out of the house for an extended period of time was to go to the movie theater. I had to leave early because I got paranoid. It’s making me think about quitting already. I can already feel stress from school.

The problem is I don’t know how to approach it with family. I’ve already told them about it. They’re all encouraging me.

I have two options: try it or quit. My thought on trying it is what do I have to lose. The thought on quit is why unnecessarily get worse.

I just don’t know. What would you do? Any advice?


I would try. You will never know without trying.


Maybe try and do both part time?

A full time load of just about anything can quickly wear someone down.


I had this battle back in 2010, and I pushed myself and did it. Was worth the effort in the end, but it did cause a serious breakdown that led to a hospitalisation after I finished University.

You need to push yourself if you do it, but there may be some consequences to loading yourself up with a job and study.

That said I do not regret doing it one bit, and I proved that a high school drop out can actually succeed at education when I was ready, and not the crap school did to me personally.

Good luck and keep us posted

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I’d cut back on my hours with both if possible.

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■■■■! I don’t know what to do.

You already know the answer is to not take on too much stress. Even I wouldn’t consider doing full time school with full time work. I would advise you to only do school or work. Even then, judging from what you write, you went to the movie theater for 2 hours and you are paranoid, how can you expect to work full time, which requires being outside for 8 hours?

I know it. ■■■■!

That’s hard even for a normie. Dial it down.

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I think it’s too much to do both. You don’t just go to class in school. You also have to have time for homework.

After I graduated from college, my Dad was pushing me to work.

Is someone pushing you?

personally im not responsible enough to work and go to school at the same time. i can do one or the other but never both at the same time, although i tried when i was in my 20’s and failed school, couldnt keep up with the homework and reading, although i was a model employee. working was easier for me. just wake up, go to work, come home and watch a ballgame at night. repeat day after day.


Society is pushing me. Also not directly but my family. That’s what is expected. I know I’d make them proud.

I actually quit the job. They made it sound like I could come back at a later date. Fingers crossed for that.

It was the best decision in the end. I would have probably gone full blown psychotic. I’m already feeling it from the stress of school.


Good luck with school, it’s hard for us because of cognitive effects but if you take your medication regularly it should be kept under control.

Good for you on looking after yourself. If full time work sounds difficult perhaps you could go to school and find a very part time volunteer job in your field of interest providing you can count on family support for the time being.

Best wishes.

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Maybe online classes would be a good option. You get to pick when you want to study in the comfort of your own home. It’s a little less pressure than going on campus and sitting in a crowded classroom.

I am three classes away from my degree. I enrolled in college and took two classes at a time. About half the time I took one academic class and the other class was an elective. Meaning I took stuff like weight training or volleyball or I once took a Beatles course! I was in a board & care from 1990-95 and attended college for most of that time. Being on campus was kind of neat, they had a nice cafeteria and inbetween classes I would order a sandwich or stew or something and find a table and eat by myself. I was fine with that and other people were doing it too. But now at age 59 I don’t feel like facing the hustle and bustle of a college campus, it’s a nice environment, but I fit in better as a thirty year old than I would at this age. So my last three classes will be online.


Congratulations on getting your degree soon!! :smiley:

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I understand that society rewards the employed.

That sounds like too much. I have never shaken my delusions either.

I work full time but no way I would try school too. I did school full time for two years and managed that as well. No way I could have worked also.

There just aren’t enough hours in the day.

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