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Has anyone here ever felt too scared or too inadequate for college?
So I’m 20 years old and I suffer from adhd, as well as other emotional disorders. I’ve always had issues throughout my highschool education and I left public school when I was 14 and transferred to homeschooling. I thought having more control over my curriculum and my time of study would make it easier on me, but it didn’t. I ignored my studies for almost 2 years before I skimmed through everything and I graduated when I was 17. My credentials look nice on paper but I didn’t really give myself the time to absorb information and actually learn from my schoolwork. So I’ve always felt like college would just be far stretch for me. I’ve tried a handful of times to apply and I always bailed out before I ever even jumped in. It’s been almost 4 years since I’ve graduated and honestly I want to further my education. I’ve spent all this time just working dead end jobs and trying to make ends meet, I don’t see how I’m more comfortable with living check by check like this. All of this time and energy and exhaustion has been put towards jobs and bosses that I know are only temporary and i know that if I just tried I could put the same time and effort towards something so much bigger and so much more beneficial to myself. But when I think of my level of intelligence, it always stops me. Has anyone else ever dealt with something like this? How can I pull myself out of this rut of feeling insecure and inadequate?7 replies