First of all, I have to say thank you to the owners and administrators of this website. I am very thankful to have found it.
My situation is probably not all that unique. When I was 18 I was battling some very severe anxiety and depression. Needless to say I was extremely unfocused. I ended up starting at a local community college. I finished some classes, withdrew from others, and failed even more. I hate to admit that I let my depression and anxiety get the best of me but that’s the reality. Anyway, at this point I am 31 years old. I have around 70 credit hours completed in various disciplines with a whopping 2.06 GPA. I guess I am looking for some guidance and inspriration here. I desperately want to get on track and become a doctor. As much as I have tried to kid myself over the years, it’s really all that I ever wanted to do. So my questions are…
- Can I do this and if so how? I assume that it will involve taking a significant number of courses over.
- Does anyone have any stories that they could share that will provide some inspiration? Don’t get me wrong, I know that this needs to come from within and I am not short on ambition or drive (at least not anymore). It’s just that lately I have been having a hard time not dwelling on the mistakes of my past.
Thanks again in advance for any replies. I appreciate your time.