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25 Y.O WOMAN HAVING “MID LIFE CRISIS” – EARNS $700/MTH, NO DEGREE & CAN’T GO UNI

Mid Life crisis, no degree, poor GPA, don’t know what to do.

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Actually more like quarter life because of misclick

25F and going to be 26 soon, I’ve obtained diploma from NAFA in 2020 in the middle of circuit breaker and had very poor GPA (2.3). Honestly I was partially expecting poor GPA in year 2 since my mental health problems relapsed at that point.

After graduating from school, I went to work in several temporary/part time jobs that were somewhat related to what I studied. With a salary of $700 – $900/month I didn’t have enough to pay for my medical bills, and bi-monthly visits to the hospital (I have a physical chronic illness as well since I was 14, but it’s manageable).

Even people with no work experience are earning more than my total monthly payout. Everything just seems so futile no matter how hard I try. It didn’t help that there’s no one in my family that really understood what I was going through or help me with my problems. I’ve tried to go for therapy and career counselling, but neither seem to work because it was difficult to articulate these thoughts in a way that they could understand, and each session felt so limited. Looking for therapists is especially difficult when the hospitals are always booked.

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When I see online posts that recommend on going for a degree, I can’t help but feel that maybe a degree is what I’m currently missing and not fully ready for the working world.

Finding other jobs is really difficult if I don’t have a degree and education is not getting cheaper, but with my issues, I don’t know if I could cope with going back to school when I barely scraped by during my diploma. I am afraid of the possibility of dropping out again and wasting time and money on Uni.

There’s still the question on what degree I should take, since I had failed in trying to get into NAFA’s degree programmes for two years and it didn’t seem worth pursuing because it didn’t feel like it will add any more value to my employability.

I don’t know if I could afford to try something new because I have been out of mainstream education for so long and may have difficulty learning technical subjects.

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