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    Default Should I Go Back to School?

    Since I had no luck in finding any type of job that seems to fit (I can actually DO the job well) and I feel comfortable doing without feeling like I or someone else criticize me. I was thinking about going back to school where I actually can stay in a dorm, and be far away from my parents. When I was an undergraduate, I had a convenient college that was 15 minutes away from my home. So, I have no life experience being alone trying to pay whatever for food, electricity, etc. It's sad at my age--downright pathetic that I am still so clingy towards my mother for everything. I am trying to get better at my hypersensitivity and social anxiety, but since I'm stuck at home alone for 6 to 8 hours a day while typing on the computer with NOTHING in this town TO DO and all the few friends I seem to have are freaking busy that it's driving me nuts! Basically, I'm understimulated at the moment and try to do some drawing and the like, which is sort of my degree (it's really a BGS,) but I feel no reward in doing it. I can't find any work, so I really want to go back to school to give me something to do, socialize without my mother's help, and give me some more life experience. But the channels of going to grad school...I just don't get it and am not sure if this would be the right path for me or not.
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    What do you want to do with yourself? I mean, what calls to you in terms of getting another degree?

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    Would you be angling specifically for a degree that would open avenues to a more profitable job, or are you just looking to get out and study something mildly interesting?
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    Honestly, no, it's not sounding like a good option for you. The grad school experience is very different from undergrad, and you'd better really, really care for your subject. From what you've said, it sounds like you just want something different to do...a change of pace and scenery. That is emphatically NOT a good reason to sign up for what is essentially a really shitty professorial apprenticeship.
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    Join the military. Change of pace, life experience, travel a little, shoot a gun, etc.

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    It sounds like you want to develop other aspects of your life. Be careful with this, you only have this time once
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    I'm more of a book worm anyways. Though, I was looking up unversities, but the channels of trying to go through to go to grad school is way too much work for me to handle. The last job I'm desperately avoiding is teaching, especially substitute teaching. It's too much of a miserable job having to discipline children 5 days a week. I see no reward in a job that is said that "Oh~it's so rewarding!" Teachers get too much flak from parents; they basically have to be some sort of a babysitter. I'm 5'0" and built small framed. Do you think kids would respect me? No!
    Some changes gone on this year to where my volunteer work I used to do went down the tubes and I'm miserable at the new curriculum we're doing. I think maybe I need to find another volunteer area that gives me a creative outlet in my town.
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