Megamaster wrote:Sorrow: Gotta deal with English...
Megamaster wrote:Sorrow: Still didn't write my poem for English because it's too hard.
Sorrow: The more my English teacher talks about research papers, the more I dread doing one.
Sorrow: The amount of work I get in English is overwhelming...
Megamaster wrote:Sorrow: Still dreading research papers more and more by the day.
So from what I've observed, this is the last class you really need to buckle down for to graduate high school, yes? Honestly, I get that you need an outlet to channel all this "I hate this class" energy and all, but the fact is that you need this class to graduate from high school so like it or not you have to pass it.
If you don't want to go to college, I totally respect that. Not everyone is meant for college, and I have a couple of friends that chose not to go. But! I think it's worth considering that by choosing not to go, you are pretty much immediately jumping right into adulthood. You are now legally an adult, and your parents don't have to provide you with food, clothing, or housing anymore. You can also consider car insurance, gas money, a cell phone, internet, and that extra security of knowing someone is there in case something bad happens. Heck, after you graduate, you have no right to a free education anymore. Actually, in some countries, a free education isn't even really a thing. I mean, you just need to get through this one class, and then you're done with high school. You can put that into perspective the next time you have to write a research paper, right?
My first semester of college, I made the mistake of taking way too many "weed out" engineering classes, and almost failed out my first semester. I mean, I was in the top of my senior class and got a full scholarship to one of the best engineering schools in the country! In the span of a few months, I was physically ill from realizing that I could end up $11,000 in debt (you have to repay scholarships if you fail classes, by the way!), being thrown out of school, and hoping that I could be accepted after two years of community college and a mountain of debt so I could get back into this school, because it is literally the only school in my entire state that offers my degree. It was absolutely the hardest thing I have ever had to deal with in my life but I still knew that I needed to deal with it because it was not the worst situation in the world. I am eternally grateful that I have been given the free will and opportunity provided to me, as many people do not have that. I managed a 2.4 GPA, which got me no credit for a calculus class, kicked out of an extracurricular club, and the bottom 8% of my engineering class, but I squeaked out of Chemistry and economics with C's and wasn't placed on academic probation, so whatever, I made it! Now I'm out of crappy classes that I hate and taking classes that I'm -good- at, classes that are in my major, and ultimately I know that I made the right choice in coming here (albeit taking all my weed-out classes at a community college, because since I got a full ride to an engineering school, I can at least shell out a bit of my own money to stay here).
So if you don't want to go to college, you don't have to! But do know that if you choose to study at least one thing, even just getting a two year degree at a community college learning how to be a plumber, you will ultimately have more options in life and really come out feeling like someone who can handle the responsibilities of adulthood. And if you don't want to learn a trade, you just have to finish high school. But it might be to your benefit to maybe give community college a try, because if you think high school English is hard, you really don't want to see what full blown adulthood is really like! Community college might give you some time to get your life together and figure out what is really important to you. As someone who almost abruptly got thrown into it herself, I still say that being a student is still the easiest profession.
(Also, you guys, that explains why I was gone for so long. As you all know what kind of person I am, I felt very ashamed for a very long time and just could not be active here until I dealt with what was going on in my life.)
Joy: My friends from high school are on spring break as the same time as me!! Yaaaay!!
Sorrow: Last weekend I got cut off on the road as I was checking my blind spot, so I rear-ended a guy going like 10 mph at a stop light and of course by North Carolina law it's 100% my fault.
I scuffed the guy's bumper, while my car needed a new hood, headlight, and turn signal, and just to make matters worse, he called the police over a SCUFF and got me a $240 ticket and four points on my license. DX Overall it costs $120 to fix my car and $240 for the ticket, but I got pictures of both cars so while my insurance will still go up in July, he can't sue me for everything I own over a scuff.
Joy: Car is still fully functional, although it is now mismatched colors (blue body and red hood), and I didn't kill anyone. XD