I Dropped Out Of College
Why I Dropped Out Of College
I don't have a college degree. This is not because I am lazy but it's because I was a goofy kid who didn't take school seriously. So when I was in college, I left a few months after enrolling because I was forced to enroll in the first place. I wasn't there because I wanted to be there.
I wanted to take a gap year after high school and then go to college.
However, things didn't work out that way. Since I was underage when I graduated high school, I was told that I had to go to college immediately, so I had no choice in the matter.
Once my 18th birthday came around, I dropped out of college and started working full time. You see, I was not opposed to getting an education, i just needed a break. I had been in school for 13 years straight! I wanted to experience life outside! I wanted to feel like an adult. I wanted to be free!
It later turned out that freedom is exactly what I lost by making that decision.
I did manage to work about 30 hours a week since I ditched school. However, when the holiday season ended, I was scheduled to work 5 hours a week. Yes, you heard me, 5 hours a week. To go from working 30 hours a week to 5 hours a week was one of the most traumatic situations I had ever experienced.
At this time, my twin sister and I were living in our first apartment (well, it was our second apartment. I will explain in another article).
So, we were on our own, had rent and utilities to pay, and I was only making $45 week.
I believe in the power of prayer, so I prayed to God for help because I honestly didn't know what we were going to do. My sister had a job, but it wasn't enough to take care of all the bills.
Because this happened over 6 years ago and it was such a stressful predicament to be in, I don't remember how I got out of this sticky scenario, but I did. I do remember that I ended up doing different gigs that I found on Craigslist to get by.
Things actually got better for a while until we were realized that we had crazy neighbors. I will share the details about that in another article because this article will never end if I go down that scary edition of memory lane.
Now it's the year 2016. I am now 23 years old. I am now enrolled in school and I now love being in school! I have been given a second chance to be successful and to get out of poverty. So kids, just like the rappers and movie stars say: stay in school.