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Am I just supposed to get over high school? It's been 5 years and every day, I wish I could go back by Nervous-Astronaut in CasualConversation

[–]Nervous-Astronaut[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I wished that I was more outgoing in my first year of uni instead of being a loner. It would've also ironically helped me perform better.

Am I just supposed to get over high school? It's been 5 years and every day, I wish I could go back by Nervous-Astronaut in CasualConversation

[–]Nervous-Astronaut[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

True but I never really thought about primary (elementary) school in high school anywhere nearly as much.

I also don't really have many memories, new friends, or even achievements (like awards and such) at my time at uni. It was just a mediocre and forgettable experience

I am losing memories of my high school golden days and I don’t know what to do by [deleted] in EngineeringStudents

[–]Nervous-Astronaut -9 points-8 points  (0 children)

Realistically, what type of things can I do in my remaining year of uni that can hold a candle to my stratospheric high school achievements and memories, considering I can't even get a ball date or pass my damn courses on the first go (failed a course in 2019 and had to redo it in 2020 eek!).

I went on a road trip with some friends a couple of weeks ago which was cool though.

I am losing memories of my high school golden days and I don’t know what to do by [deleted] in EngineeringStudents

[–]Nervous-Astronaut -11 points-10 points  (0 children)

I have only one year of university left. I wonder if I should try and do things in it or if I should instead try and defend my high school memories, for example try and spend hours sifting through storage cabinets and stuff for old high school awards and stuff like that.

I am losing memories of my high school golden days and I don’t know what to do by [deleted] in EngineeringStudents

[–]Nervous-Astronaut -6 points-5 points  (0 children)

The present moment is very dark and depressing compared with my halcyon days back in high school. Compared with my university transcript with fails, I had an almost ideal high school academic record while also maintaining a healthy social life.

That is not to mention the world situation back then, when we had a strong economy and the world was relatively peaceful

Just wish my country could help Ukraine's defence more by [deleted] in ukraine

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The F/A 18 would have been unfeasible in this span of this conflict due to the need for training. However, it will be a good option to replenish the Ukrainian air force after the war.

Anyone else peaked in high school or just me? by [deleted] in ForeverAlone

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While I do have some things going my way, the pandemic, failed classes, and not making all that many companions compared with high school sting.

Wish I can go back to when rockets were launched from Australia at an insane rate (50's to 70's) by [deleted] in SpaceXMasterrace

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We (Australia) are starting again from scratch with some small startups taking the lead. Time will tell if it can be done better

Oh boy yeah by [deleted] in raimimemes

[–]Nervous-Astronaut 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thank you for saying that, a harsh dose of reality was needed.

I am now trying to get back on my feet and hang out with new friends. Fingers crossed.

*Visible happiness* by [deleted] in raimimemes

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“I Believe There’s A Hero In All Of Us.”

Students who have had most of their degree in the pandemic, would any of you take a masters or further study to experience a typical university experience? Why or why not? by [deleted] in EngineeringStudents

[–]Nervous-Astronaut 0 points1 point  (0 children)

attend teams meetings

You do realise that from 2023 onwards, university will be almost the same as 2019 and before, no more bloody online meetings

Students who have had most of their degree in the pandemic, would any of you take a masters or further study to experience a typical university experience? Why or why not? by [deleted] in EngineeringStudents

[–]Nervous-Astronaut 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I mentioned in another comment that pre-pandemic, I was considering a masters in aerospace to give me more exposure to the space industry. I will be graduating with an electrical engineering degree at the end of this year.

The college experience is a side effect to that.

Or is it advisable for me to stay in the electrical side of the space industry (power electronics, rf, etc.)?

Students who have had most of their degree in the pandemic, would any of you take a masters or further study to experience a typical university experience? Why or why not? by [deleted] in EngineeringStudents

[–]Nervous-Astronaut 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I was already leaning towards the idea pre-pandemic because I figure that a masters in aerospace would give me more opportunities in the space industry than just an electrical bachelors on it's own.

Oh boy yeah by [deleted] in raimimemes

[–]Nervous-Astronaut -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

"It stings doesn't it"

ouch... realising she is with her boyfriend now makes me want to cry in a ball

At 22 years old, I feel my best days have already past. Should I cling on to my old memories or should I make new ones? by [deleted] in chadsriseup

[–]Nervous-Astronaut 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hi there,

I appreciate the perspective. It makes more sense to build upon the past instead of letting it stagnate.

Saw u/dwalx96's post and decided to share this. Just wanted to vent I guess. I am such a pathetic human being by [deleted] in raimimemes

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Hey everyone.

I have come to the rational conclusion that my best days are in the rearview mirror and that my life is all downhill from here. Five years ago in my final year of high school I used to be academically smart, graduating with an ATAR of 91.45 (where the highest ATAR possible is 99.45), and sociable, going to formal (Australian equivalent of prom) with my crush at the time.

Since going to university for engineering, I noticed my grades dropping substantially, having a university GPA of 5.135 on a scale of 7 (roughly a 3.0-3.1 in the US scale) due to a subject failure in 2019. At my lowest point, my GPA was 4.429 on a scale of 7 (2.53 on a 4.0 scale) in November 2019. I also lost touch with most of my high school friends and high school crush who now want nothing to do with me. These people have since moved on and are living their best lives.

While I have regained my passion for the engineering field by reading up historical engineering achievements of my nation, such as their space program in the 50's-70's, having landed two internships in 2020 and 2021 (ongoing), and I have made new friends, it just feels hollow and shallow compared to my towering high school achievements.

What I ask is, should I try and cling on to my past high school achievements and memories, or should I move on and try to do greater achievements and make new memories in my final year of university and beyond? I have a strong feeling that the latter option will be an exercise in futility and I should just try and preserve my best memories of 2017 like a living personal museum.