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  1. Thank you so much! I was slightly discouraged after a couple other responses so I appreciate you sharing a positive story with me! I am in the same boat. I will regret it if I don’t try. I don’t know if there’s anything worse than not living up to your potential. You are awesome. Thank you, again!
  2. I’m not saying I know everything that comes with it. I guess I didn’t explain myself properly in my post... and I’m definitely not romanticizing the career. I listen to physicians and offices complain every single day. Every day. I’m well aware that it is tough work.. the pressures of seeing so many patients each day, insurance, Medicare wellness, etc.. and that it all may change come the next election in the US if the US begins working toward some type of universal health care coverage. I am aware that there’s so many difficulties to be dealt with daily and I’m aware that I still don’t know a
  3. I appreciate you slapping me with the cold hard truth. I truly do. I learned very quickly after making pretty decent money in pharma sales that it’s not all about money to me and I need a job I’m going to enjoy doing every day. I enjoy the hustle and I thrive under pressure.. but have I changed with regards to that lifestyle since I became a mom? Perhaps. You gave me things to think about. Thank you!
  4. Thank you for the response. I am in the US. I didn’t think about the consolidation option for the $50k. I’ll have to think more about my undergrad GPA I guess. My first two years weren’t great, but I did quite well in the last two.. getting As in physical chemistry 1 & 2 and biochemistry. Thanks again!
  5. Hi all! Background: 27. Married. 10 wks pregnant with 2nd child. Have a mortgage & $50k in student loans already. Undergrad GPA (small private school, forensic science major): 3.39 (worked almost full time & lots of issues with family life so many distractions). Graduated 2014. Grad GPA: 3.8 (large university, started in the chemistry PhD program.. passed my PhD candidacy exam and a week later, decided it wasn’t worth it to continue bc I didn’t want to work in academia or research. I left with my M.Phil. in chemistry). Graduated 2016. I’ve been working as a pharma
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