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12/21/08 1:22 A

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I thank all of you for your advice and encouragement. I did what I could with my exams. Although it wasn't enough. I got a letter in the mail saying that I am on this probation status with my financial aid currently. I still have my loans, but this status basically states that if I don't improve my grades and my attendance this next quarter all I will lose all of my student loans for that quarter. So I still have my loans which is great. My GPA is a lot lower than I want it to be. (which i also got a letter in the mail concerning that).

I am currently taking my winter break as a time of reflection and a time to get some things worked out in my life/mind. I am doing a lot better.

I wish I could take a quarter off but I can't. If I fall below full time status as a student I will lose my insurance through my Dad and empolyment around here isn't easy to come by...so my best things is to stay in school...so now I just have to work hard next quarter to get my grades/gpa/everything else up.

Thanks again! I will keep you all posted on how things are going. :)

I can do all things through
Him who strengthens me.

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LIMONM's Photo LIMONM Posts: 918
12/21/08 12:26 A

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JENNIGIRL06, you have a GREAT smile! You're young! You should be showing your family that you can take care of just YOU! DARBOUSKI got it down! Seek the counsel of others who are older & experienced rather than carrying such a big load. Grow with the help of others, but challenge your mind & body to help you succeed in what you need or want! Research food additives--maybe the chemicals or processing affect your natural happy feelings--it can't be just you. Plan what you need to eat & do yoga or exercise to revive & relieve stress.

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The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave...
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DARBOUSKI's Photo DARBOUSKI Posts: 103
12/19/08 11:51 P

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I had something somewhat similar happen. This year I decided to totally turn myself around.I've been quite successful and I have pledged to do even better next semester.
First, talking to your profs and your parents should help alleviate some of the financial and academic problems.
Second, you have to make a plan for next quarter-- whether you want to take time off or whatever.
Third, whenever you do go back to school, you need a plan to help manage your stress.I have found exercising helps to relieve stress, especially if you can find an exercise buddy with whom you enjoy chatting. Getting sleep and eating well is also really important. Also, going for long walks to get off campus both gets you to exercise and removes you from the social/academic scene on campus.
Good luck.

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12/12/08 4:22 P

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Welcome to the team!! You don't have to pay for student loans until like 6 to 9 months after everything is over with. You might wanna think about taking a break because you be headed for a burnout. Or try refreshing up the routine. What always makes sense to do doesn't always bode well for spiritual, mind, and body health especially if you're already depressed.

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12/7/08 8:22 P

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I've been there and done that. Right now I have a 1.5 GPA where I just quit caring bout everything last semister and I just quit going to school all together. My mom was like you parents and still is to some point. She still gets onto me bout my weight and it hurts and makes you feel that much worse especally if you are already depressed.
My Best advice is to go to your teachers and talk to them bout what is going on in your life and see if they will give an incomplete and let you turn your papers in before the begining of the next semister. Also talk to your parents tell them how it makes you feel and that you are tring but their disappointment and nonsupport doesn't help you any. Also most schools have guidance people/conslours on had to talk to students. Cause its better to get your feeling out than in. If you don't feel like talking keep a hate journal and write down all the feelings you have in it.
Good Luck

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12/7/08 8:09 P

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For the past quarter so 10 weeks or so I have been hating being at school. I have been hating all of my classes with the exception of one. I honestly think I have been depressed. I have been dealing with issues here at home along with my own things. So bascially I have been caring less and less about school. I have a lot of papers I haven't turned in or even done. Finals are this week and I fear that I have failed 2 of the 4 or my classes. My parents are on my butt about this. I don't know how to talk to them about this. I know my parents realize this quarter is just BAD and I know they are really disappointed in me on many thigns (school..my weight..being depressed) I'm just stuck on what to do. I know what I have to do next quarter to get my GPA back up. It's the parent factor and my whole student loan thing that scares me....any sujestions???

I'm stuck I have finals on monday and tuesday and I just don't know what to do....

I can do all things through
Him who strengthens me.

—Philippians 4:13


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