school and work, the balance is killing me!

Los Angeles, California
January 16, 2017 9:44am CST
Hey everyone, this is my first post on here, and I am sorry but I need to vent just a little bit! My (hopefully) last year of college starts next week and I just recently got a new job at my local hospital as a patient care technician, and the balance between the two is really stretching me thin. Before this job I was an EMT and worked on an ambulance for anywhere from 48 to 96 hours per week (in 24 hour shifts) so it isn't the amount of hours dedicated to either one that I am struggling with, it is just the fact that I have two very important things to do literally at all times and I feel like if I spend more time on one than the other, I am going to fail at the other one. Getting classes this semester has been a headache to say the least. Because of my new job, I have been trying to get ore night classes and online classes so that I can still work enough to pay my rent, but that has been no easy task. AND once I finally got a schedule to work, I got an email a few days later saying one of the classes I was enrolled in is being cancelled due to low enrollment. So that left m scrounging one week and a half weeks before the semester started to find a new class that worked with my work schedule and already decided upon class schedule. I finally ended up finding a class that worked, but it is going to end up dipping into my work schedule so that will be fun conversation with my boss! :/. Anyways, thank you all for reading this, I just needed to get a little bit off of my chest! I promise not all of my posts will be this long and boring lol. Have a great day everyone! :)
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16 Jan 17
I totally understands you. But beileve me, study and work will make you a better person.
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• Los Angeles, California
17 Jan 17
Very true, and I am thankfully almost done with college so I definitely need to put my nose to the grind!
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17 Jan 17
@matthewdavid Good luck.
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• United States
16 Jan 17
I hope you can survive this semester! Try to cut out any time on social media (like this) or TV- it will give you more time for studying or sleeping. It might be hard at first, but it really changes people's lives if they're addicted to either.
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• Los Angeles, California
17 Jan 17
I have actually been doing that and it definitely does help. I deleted facebook and hardly ever use instagram so hopefully that helps out!
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@sishy7 (27651)
• Australia
16 Jan 17
That's okay, vent away... Welcome aboard! And good luck with your school/work!
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• Los Angeles, California
17 Jan 17
Thank you for the warm welcome :)
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• Los Angeles, California
18 Jan 17
@sishy7 Thank you! and thank you for the emoticon info!
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@sishy7 (27651)
• Australia
18 Jan 17
@matthewdavid Aren't you going to try it?
@velvet53 (16364)
• Palisade, Colorado
16 Jan 17
Hang in there, things will work out. Your boss will probably be understanding and try to work with you on your schedule.. Just let him/her know how important your schooling is. Good luck to you.
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• Los Angeles, California
17 Jan 17
Thank you so much, I actually spoke to my boss yesterday and she was very understanding so that definitely made this alot easier!
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@velvet53 (16364)
• Palisade, Colorado
17 Jan 17
@matthewdavid That is great to hear. Good luck with everything.
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