I know this is supposed to be an academic blog, but I have some questions and I want to ask them of my fellow students.
Have you ever quit a job because of school?
This is my first semester as a full-time student since my first attempt in 2005/2006. I got sick and couldn’t continue, so this is Big and New and Exciting and also massively overwhelming. I’ve been attempting to live the lifestyle to which I am accustomed — buying food whenever I want, being able to stop at Target to get new underwear and socks when I don’t feel like doing laundry. In order to do that and keep up with my bills, I have to work 32-36 hours a week. I got a job at the library, and I got a job at a portrait studio.
This is too much. I’m doing 16 credit hours, when even when I went to school the first time, I had 12. And now I’m working pretty much full-time, because of hours at the portrait studio. I’ve worked for five years to get to this point, and now I just fall asleep whenever I sit down to do my homework, because I am just so tired all the time. I fall asleep on the couch, sleep 10 hours and miss my alarm and show up to class 15 minutes late — regularly.
I need to reduce my expenses. I can. But have any of you ever quit a job because of school? Or even just reduce your hours? How did you word it? How did you reduce your expenses? Any advice?