Should I continue with University this year or sit it out?
Ok, I’m repeating my 3rd year of University (Computer Science Bsc) but very serious financial constraints is forcing me to consider sitting out a year.
The thing is, it’s only me and my mom. My mom is currently unemployed and I work a full-time job to meet the bills. She’s getting a part-time job but her pay doesn’t even cover the rent alone.
She’s really pushing me to continue this year but if I do, that’ll mean I’ll be going through the semester with the constant stress of working and the constant possibility of being evicted. You see if I go to school, I simply won’t make enough and her potential earnings doesn’t cut it to cover the bills.
Do you think I should really go back to college this year. I’m thinking it’s best to sit out a year and get more funds. Also, my performance will definitely be affected since I’ve already missed 5 weeks of classes, and will have to work and go to school full-time. In addition, I already freelance in my field so a year off from education in exchange for experience is better than a year of mediocre performance in all areas of my life.
What would you do if you were in my shoes?
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