Thursday, October 13, 2005

It's When Things Get Hard That You Mus'nt Quit

Unnnless you are going completely mental and for some reason you didn't sign the tuition cheque and they return it to you so you aren't even fully registered yet anyways so you can withdraw without monetary or academic penalty.............

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A LOAD. It has been LIFTED.

So now YOU tell ME. What did you quit?



At 9:44 AM, Blogger kalki said...


OMG I AM SO RELIEVED. You have no idea. A load has been lifted INDEED.

I quit a kinesiology class in college. It was swimming. I am a lifeguard - it was going to be super-easy and fun. But the first day, the instructor informed us that we'd be doing some diving. And well, um...I don't dive. (I know, how can a lifeguard NOT dive?) It's a phobia of mine, or something. So I dropped the class rather than face my fear. I suck. BUT, I don't have a spine injury, thank you very much.

At 10:12 AM, Blogger Mama Duck said...

I never quit a class in university or anything, but I quit soccor, ballet, t-ball and gymnastics when I was little. I wasn't one of those terribly coordinated or athletic types.

Still not.

Maybe my kids got my hubby's athletic genes...let's hope anyway.

At 11:25 AM, Blogger mrtl said...

Amy - This is so funny! What an excellent mistake! You keep your hair!

I never quit a class either, or anything else I can remember. BUT - I regularly "redefine my priorities" and put things off. Then I forget them altogether.

At 12:30 PM, Blogger Trace said...

Remember that time when I was retarded and I thought I would go to University for Forensics? Yeah, I quit that. But to my credit, I did finish a degree before & after that. So I think I've redeemed myself.

At 12:56 PM, Blogger dazeymae said...

I don't know if this qualifies:
I quit seeking the approval of a father figure in my life.
I had a great daddy. I sought his approval always, and usually got it. As an adult, with daddy gone, I find that I have always sought out this father figure, and then his approval.
I quit this about 6 months ago. It was hard. I still have to tell myself, it's alright if he doesn't like you. You don't need his approval.
You're right, it's like a weight has been lifted.

At 1:21 PM, Blogger Annejelynn said...

wha? so wait (I'm a lil' slow here), you're out now? and didn't lose a penny because you hadn't signed the check? what dumb kinda luck is that?!? how fabulous! good for you!

At 2:28 PM, Blogger lawbrat said...

I'm thinking someone was trying to tell you something, no?

I've quit college on several occassions, only to end up with 2 degrees and working on the 3rd. The quitting wouldnt stick.
I quit a very unhealthy marriage, but that was a good quit.

Loved mrtl's comment on keeping your hair!

At 4:22 PM, Blogger claire said...

can't say i've quit anything.. my parents wont let me. thats right, hardly an adult. BUT i would LIKE to quit one of my courses at uni.. and it might happen soon because the midterm is going to kick my ass! oh well - im at mount allison university in new brunswick if you didn't know. anyway, it was great seeing you on sunday, amy!

At 5:25 PM, Blogger Josephine March said...

I quit piano lessons. My teacher hated me because I never practiced. I dreaded going over there every week. My mother said that I would regret having quit once I grew up. She was wrong.

At 6:22 PM, Blogger Christy said...

I quit university math twice..followed a few months later by the dropping the college of education and university as a whole altogether.

This is after my education psych prof told my husband that he predicted that I'd be the top student in the college in 4 years. Didn't have the heart to tell him that 1 year of being completely miserable is my limit.

You go girl!

At 9:03 PM, Blogger Bente said...

I so would have dropped that class to, Amy! It just sounded crazy.

I dropped economics in first year university, and then dropped university after the first year.

I also dropped out of brownies, highland dancing, baseball, piano, swimming, and I'm sure there was more.

At 9:40 AM, Blogger MMC said...

I think it's fate. The check, the stress... everything happens for a reason.

I dropped vector calculus (um....yeah? what was I thinking in the first place?!)- but didn't have your good $ fortune or the luck to have done so b/4 it was listed on my trans.

At 11:29 AM, Blogger Tree said...

I quit a masters of applied science program at the University of Waterloo. I had funding and everything, but at the end of the day my sanity was far more valuable than a masters degree. This baffles many people but now I am happy and mostly sane.

At 2:03 PM, Blogger Random and Odd said...

I quit my marriage!

I love that this worked out for you.

of course, quitting my marriage worked for me too!

At 7:10 PM, Blogger Mainline Mom said...

I quit Calc 2, Organic Chem 2, and one other class I forget, all in order to keep my GPA up high enough to maintain my scholarship. Of course I had to retake all of them later but I did better then.


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