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My grades have dropped steadily for the last three semesters, from getting straight A's to getting straight F's. Some of this is due to outside factors in my life which are and will be beyond my control and that I don't wish to discuss.
My biggest problem, I believe, is that I simply became bored with my chosen area of study after two years. I started my college career meaning to go into something computer related, but changed my mind and got sidetracked into obtaining most of the credits I need for an associates degree in English. In retrospect, I wish I would have kept on track with my computer related degree.
What I intend to do is take a semester off and get into a technical school during the summer so that I don't have to worry about paying my student loans back yet. My problem is that I don't know what area of study I should get into.
I worked in a PC repair shop for a while about three years ago, so I already have some of the basics down. I'm really interested in networking and stuff like that, but I also dig repairing and building computers, and I must admit I'm...intrigued by programming, though I have no training in it.
I guess what I'm asking for is advice, anecdotes, whatever you guys have that will help me decide on my course of study when I get back into school. A breakdown of the different areas of working with computers would be nice, too.
"And who are you," the proud lord said,
"that I must bow so low?
Only a cat of a different coat,
that's all the truth I know.
In a coat of gold or a coat of red
a lion still has claws;
And mine are long and sharp, my lord
as long and sharp as yours."
And so he spoke, and so he spoke,
that lord of Castamere,
but now the rains weep o'er his hall,
with no one there to hear.
Yes now the rains weep o'er his hall
and not a soul to hear.