tetrandra Posted August 31, 2012 Share Posted August 31, 2012 Hi, I'll try to make this brief. I'm a week into my program and I love being here. When I registered for 20 credit hours I knew it was only temporary. I wanted to safeguard against any last-minute cancellations or schedule conflicts. Now, I have it pared down to 17, which in my case is the required courseload plus two electives. I've always tended to pile on too much work and I've been trying to be mindful of what balances I need to maintain to make it through this long haul. But, I really want to take both of these classes and I don't like thinking about moving forward in this program without having these experiences right now. Also, I feel like a flake not being able to make up my mind. Everyone around me says I should drop a class, and in theory I agree. No one else is taking more than the required number of units and it's a lot of work. I just don't know how to feel good about dropping. I fear that there's not enough time to come up with a thesis topic, and I have a touch of the Impostor's Syndrome. I guess there are a few issues at play here that are complicating what is probably a simple action to take. Anyway, please don't tear me apart on this! I already feel like an idiot! But, I would appreciate any wisdom on avoiding overcommitment and keeping your head together during the transition in....thank you. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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