Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceOther - Education · 1 month ago

Took 28 credits in college? Too much? What’s wrong with me?

I was up for 2-3 nights in a row every week & maintained a 3.98 gpa. I like to overload on work so I don’t have to think or deal with problems in life. Is this wrong? Am I not normal? My friend said that I need help. I don’t need help! I should maybe just stop talking to this jerk


Tuition was free for me after 12 units. I got permission 

Update 2:

I don’t need help. I think this is normal

Update 3:

How is it wrong to work a lot? Everyone does that. I just use it as a healthy way to distract myself from grief and inner pain. I stopped self harming cause I’m working a bunch again now that I’m done with school. It feels good. 

Update 4:

Actually have no energy anymore like I used to 

3 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    You definitely are a workaholic, that's for sure. And the fact that you use work as an excuse to avoid life is certainly a concern, because it's not a healthy way to think or act. Your comment about not needing help suggests that you're living in DENIAL, the way most addicts generally do. So I agree with your friend. Even with a top GPA like the one you have, you still have the potential to have issues- including mental health issues.

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  • 1 month ago

    I did between 26 and 30 units nearly every semester when I was in college as well.  It is not all that atypical.  Many do not do well under those kinds of circumstances, but some thrive.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    What university allowed you to take 28 credits in one semester.  Full time tuition covers 12-18 credits and you have to pay for each credit over 18. So how much did that cost you? 

    Yes you need help.

    Troll post? 

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