Couldn't Even Make It A Year
I have 7 credits. I dropped out during the 2nd semester of grade.9, (I was 14) I fell in with a bad crowd. I would party a lot, drink a lot, do drugs. I had a horrible attendance record, the school threatened to take away my credits & possibly kick me out if I didn't get my act together. I was actually, a good kid. Respectful, polite, did my homework. I wasn't what you're average "reprobate." I had really bad social anxiety & I think I used drugs as a way to make myself comfortable, it relaxed me & made it easier for me to open up & hang out with kids my age. I was seeing a therapist to help with my anxiety & at the time depression. They both decided it would be better for me to not be in school anymore.. I was removed & tried doing Correpondence, I got a couple credits through that.. but, not many. I don't even have a full year of High School. I am now completely clean, I don't smoke, drink or do any drugs (I'm 18 now) I am studying to write my GED in the Summer & hope to pass & maybe go onto college or maybe get a better paying job than the one I have now. Sometimes I see this as a mistake.. but, than I think if I had of stayed in school I may still be doing drugs, I've grown a lot as a person so I don't regret leaving school one bit. I'm happy with my life in every way!