If you knew what you know now, then.

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  1. ferny

    ferny TPF Noob!

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    Would you still be with/without the same person, in the job you are now, have studied the subjects you did back then?
     
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    Hertz van Rental TPF Noob!

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    What makes you think I didn't know then what I know now?
     
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    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Well, I'm still young yet...but as of now, yes. Well..yes for the person I'm with. I wish I could have found a way to go to college right out of high school. Right now, who knows when I'll be going. :(
     
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    Hertz van Rental TPF Noob!

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    Hey - you are still young so don't worry. Ive taught students at College who were in their 60's! And I fully intend to go back to Uni one day soon.
    Things happen when the time is right so don't sweat it :wink:
     
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    I wouldn't have waited to go to college for 10 years. That's for sure. Job is stressful but I love it. Aside from that, there are a few things I'd change.
     
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    I'd still be with same man, I'd still be studying...so nothing would be different I think :scratch:
     
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    What a tough question.

    I went to college for a year right out of high school, then went to work in the insurance industry and have been slowly working on completing my college degree. I don't think I would change that. I feel I am learning more going back to school as an adult, and I've learned a lot about time managmement while working, going to school and caring for two young sons.

    As for the relationships part, I wish I had learned earlier to not stay with someone that doesn't truly love you or respect you. I could have saved a lot in legal fees ;)

    But, when I look back at my life there isn't anything I would change. I am happy where I am in life, and feel that at age 25 I have a lot of years ahead of me to hopefully better myself and help my community. And certainly, if I changed anything I wouldn't have my terrific sons, and life without them is not imaginable.
     
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    Alison Swiss Army Friend Supporting Member

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    It's amazing the programs they have for returning adult students. I've gone to a variety and the one I liked best was weekend college. One weekend every other week and classes were just on one day. So, 2 Saturdays a month was all I went! Right now I go evenings and it's hard but worth it. If you start slowly you might be surprised at how easy it can fit into your schedule!
     
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    ferny TPF Noob!

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    You're 25? I always pictured you in the 30-40 range. No offence intended there. :?
     
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    Alison Swiss Army Friend Supporting Member

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    It's okay Ferny, you're not the first to say that.
    See MD, now you're off the hook :lol:

    I've gotten that my whole life, and yet I look about 18. In my line of work I do mostly phone contact with the agents (I'm a life insurance underwriter) and so when they meet me I always get that same look of confusion. People tend to have a hard time believing I am the owner of my photo studio as well, but they get over it :lol:

    My first son was born when I was 20 and I was often confused for an older sister or a teenage Mom :)
     
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    mygrain Friend to nose goblins everywhere

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    Ferny gets a lump of coal fer christmas from ali :wink:

    If i had the chance I would have swam the other way about 32 years ago :lol: but no i had to be the good swimmer and get hatched.

    Seriously I might have gone a different route in college. maybe a degree that guarenteed me a job when i got out instead of getting my BFA, i mean hell i could have mastered art on my own- i figure through practice, but NNNNoooooooo i had to go after something I was good at...ugh I should have gone into CGI graphics or the like or even film directing. :roll: ah the woulda-coulda scenerio.
     
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    So, what is your job now...something in a library, right?
     

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