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11/25/12 5:04 P

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I don't think there's anything wrong with taking some time off before going to grad school. A lot of people I know have jumped right into it, and others are figuring out what they really want to do. Me, I'm just lost. Haha.

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11/18/12 5:40 P

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I'm nearing the end of the first semester of my junior year and I'm feeling really burned out. This semester was not what I expected, I just got assigned 3 research projects due during finals week (on top of exams, of course), and what should have been my favorite class is currently my least favorite. I still have 3 more semesters of undergrad and then I want to go to pharmacy school - 4 more years.

Last night I was whining (I'm not even going to pretend that's not what it was) to my fiance and he suggested that I take a year off. I can't just take off in the middle of undergrad, so I would have to get through the next 3 semesters. Maybe I'll be doing better at that point, or maybe I'll be feeling worse. I have never thought about a year off before, and all I would be doing is working and paying off student loans. I'm worried about losing momentum for going to pharmacy school, but I'm also worried about not appreciating it like I'm not appreciating undergrad right now.

Is anyone planning to or considering taking time off before grad school? Why are you doing so and what do you plan to do?

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