Am I left behind?

@cearn25 (3460)
Philippines
March 7, 2012 11:42am CST
This March, a lot of my batch mates and friends are going to graduate from their respective degree program. I am very happy for them. Everybody is congratulating them which I am longing to hear when it is already my turn. On the other side I am not happy because I can't graduate the same year with them since I shifted to another degree. I feel like I am left behind. I should have graduated when I continue my first degree. However, I know that I will be next so I don't have to worry about it. It is just graduation and it will come to me by next year. What is your feeling about it mylotters?
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10 responses
@flamez3r0 (319)
• Puerto Rico
7 Mar 12
I believe the feelings of graduating have less duration than what you feel during your adult life while working. It is normal to feel like you do, however, if you changed your degree I suppose it was because you didn't enjoy the one you started first as much. Considering that after you graduate you will be, hopefully, working in areas which hold relation with what you studied, its better to spend more time studying than regretting rushing and ending up in a job you don't enjoy. So, you might feel like you were left behind, but don't look life like it's a race, look at it like it's a journey. The better decisions you make, the more enjoyable the journey is, no matter how long it takes.
@cearn25 (3460)
• Philippines
7 Mar 12
I don't regret any of my decisions. I just feel sad but happy because I know I will also have that chance soon. Education is not a race. I am actually enjoying my degree program together with the people like my classmates who are so dear to me. Thank you my friend for giving me a grateful feeling because of the things you have said. You have enlighten me.
• Philippines
8 Mar 12
It's natural to feel sad and happy for your friends in your former course. However, as you said it is not a race. The most important thing is to finish the course and have as many friends as possible. Sometimes, transferred from one course to another is sometimes a surprising move and we cannot always predict what things that we are going to do. As long as we can complete something, it is already an achievement.
@cearn25 (3460)
• Philippines
8 Mar 12
My goal now is to complete my course. Thank you jean for those wonderful words. I want to fulfill first this course before I can proceed to another part of my life. You are right. We don't know what next will happen. The only thing we must do is to prepare.
@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
8 Mar 12
Hi cearn, That is right, you don't need to worry because you will marching on stage to get your diploma next year Like you I didn't graduate when my batchmates did. I went up the stage the next year too. It was because I was a student assistant back then and during those times we have limited units we can take. So it is expected that I graduate a year later. I felt sad because I know after graduation they will already be working and will start their career and I will be there and still studying. But then one year is just so quick that you won't even feel it's your graduation already.
@cearn25 (3460)
• Philippines
8 Mar 12
Wow! I feel so inspired from what you have said my friend. I know there is just one year left for me to graduate. A lot of people are already expecting for that date. It is a special day for me. I love your last sentence especially the quick word. I know it will be.
@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
12 Mar 12
Great to know I have inspired you somehow Just enjoy that one year... coz after that and you'll soon be working.... im pretty sure you'll be missing your college life
@cearn25 (3460)
• Philippines
16 Mar 12
Yes, you did! Uhm, I will really enjoy this last year of ours. I am excited of the different things that will happen. Just recently there were unfortunate and fortunate events that had happened to our batch.
• Philippines
15 Mar 12
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@cearn25 (3460)
• Philippines
11 Jun 12
I love what your saying here in your comment my dear. Thanks a lot. True, in the library we will find a lot of things that will interest to us. We all have unique interests. We have different passion. You know what, as long as I am breathing, I want to learn. I will still continue to learn new things and no one can stop me. Have a good day!
@chicgale (2982)
• Philippines
11 Mar 12
Don't worry too much about it coz soon your friend will congratulate you also.
@cearn25 (3460)
• Philippines
11 Mar 12
Yeah I don't make it a big deal now my friend. We will all graduate. Thanks for passing by and have a good day to you.
@dazzledlady (1626)
• Philippines
8 Mar 12
Hi cearn, regarding your concern well it is just a feeling. Of course you want to celebrate graduation together with them.To feel being a part, and you did figure out that you will graduate next. No need to worry as long as you are happy with the choice you made when you shifted to another degree. Just be happy and be positive about it because next year it will be your graduation that they will be celebrating.
@cearn25 (3460)
• Philippines
16 Mar 12
Thank you my friend. I am very happy about what I am going through now. This is my decisions. This is what I choose to live and I will live with it.
@bing28 (3799)
• Philippines
8 Mar 12
You're not left behind as you've chosen a better course, you might be one year late to feel the success than them but for sure you're happy with your chosen career and be more successful after a year. So cheer up and be more inspired...
@cearn25 (3460)
• Philippines
8 Mar 12
Thank you my friend for answering my question. Yes, I believe I am not left behind. I just remembered my friends from my first degree because they are going to graduate. I am happy my friend with my career right now. I know I have made the right decision although I made other people sad because of this decisions.
• Philippines
8 Mar 12
Just be happy for them, In my case I would also do the same. If you don't have any regrets with shifting into the course you are currently taking today then it's just fine because you're happy with it; If there is, then probably you'll be envious to them. Don't think you're now being left behind since you're all not on the same page anymore- you have your own path now and you'll be the next to walk the aisle of graduation ceremonies nxt year. I actually agree with what you've said. just continue doing what is right.
@cearn25 (3460)
• Philippines
8 Mar 12
Thank you my friend for agreeing with me. Actually I am envious but I am happy with my course right now. I think it is just normal. I don't feel bad about it. It is a matter of acceptance.
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
8 Mar 12
Dun worry too much about it :) Everybody do graduate at some point of time, and it's a matter of when. It doesn't matter at all if they are leaving before you, because they are still your friends after all U might have lost your old study mates but u will be gaining new ones in the next level ^^ Friends are always there, and if u open up, u will never be alone, nor never feel alone at all
@cearn25 (3460)
• Philippines
8 Mar 12
Yes, I know it will just come to me my friend. I just have to wait for the right time. I am not worrying anymore. In fact, I have decided to continue this path and live it rightfully. Thank you so much.
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@beamer88 (4268)
• Philippines
8 Mar 12
I can relate to how you feel. I actually graduated two years after my batchmates did since I also shifted to another course. And being that I'm not a the role model type of student, it took me longer to finish the new course I was in . During the commencement exercises, I barely knew most of those who were graduating. It could really make you feel a little sad but like you said but the important thing is we graduate and get a degree even if it took an additional year or two to get it
@cearn25 (3460)
• Philippines
8 Mar 12
I thought I am alone. But now I have known that it is not just me suffering this kind of frustration. However, I feel regretful. I could have graduated if I didn't change my degree. But life is like this. Maybe this is also God's decision for me.
@beenice2 (2283)
• Canada
7 Mar 12
I guess that goes with the choice you've made all along. Lets no frustation coming into all what happens. Whatever your choice is for sure should be working out for you in a long run.
@cearn25 (3460)
• Philippines
8 Mar 12
From the start I have shifted t another degree, I think it was one of my wisest decisions I have made in my life. Although I have receivedva lot of criticisms of my actions, at least I followed what myself tells. Frustration is part but I don't let myslef be driven away by this.