I'm posting this here because I think you all will have more insight for me. Now, I'm only 24, but I graduated a year ago with my Biology degree. GPA is bad, about a 3.0, but my last three years were all really great semesters. I just had a horrible first year (very horrible). Anyway, The past year i've been taking graduate bio classes, took a full load last semester and got straight Bs. The classes were tough and horribly uninteresting, but I did ok. This semester, same thing, taking classes, working, trying to support myself and my boyfriend of a long time because he was unable to find a job right out of school. He's good for it, and has already told me he'll do the same for me If i want to go to school full time and not work. He has found a job now, but we're in the process of moving to a town that not only has his job, but a dental school I'd like to go to. As of right now, I have a huge burden, we've been living off of so little money, can't pay bills, all that. The stress is unbelivable, and add to that the stress of having to overcome a not so hot dental application. So i'm spreading myself so thin, and just feel emotionally exhausted, trying to balance my academic life, work, and a relationship. Today I met with my advisor, she has always had a lot of faith in me and loved me. She told me how dissapointed she was in my that I only got a 3.0 last semester. She said that other things in my life seem to be pulling me away from my future. I got so angered. I agree that I've hit a rough spot, but I personally feel that will help in my success. Unfortunately my journey has been very difficult the whole time, nothing has come easily. How do you guys balance all of this? I consider myself a very dedicated person, but there are some things I just can't control. Am I being irresponsible by trying to keep a relationship while trying to get into dental school? I feel this is what people are telling me. Am I wrong for trying to obtain a balanced life? Any advice would be so helpful, I feel very lost right now.