A Terrible Student Needs Advice

I'm a sophomore in community college and I have no idea what I'm doing. I've never been a good student, always lazy and unmotivated. I still live at home and I feel like I'm taking advantage of my parents and wasting their money with school because all I do is skip classes and lie to them about my grades.
Sometimes I feel like my brain doesn't work correctly because when it comes to writing papers (which I should be doing now) I just can't. I can't concentrate and I just don't see a point to it.
I'm so apathetic about school even though it's costing my parents thousands of dollars.
I just don't know what to do anymore. I want to go to school but it feels like a waste of time and money and I'm tired of disappointing my parents. But I know they wouldn't accept me taking a semester off. To them that would mean that I had given up and would make me a failure in their eyes.
I'm just so exhausted with all of this.
ohfeelyah ohfeelyah
18-21
2 Responses Dec 14, 2012

I feel the same way. I am currently in med school and 6 years seems a lot of time. But then I think about the future and see my self being independent without having to ask my parents for money. I also think about the matter of fact how lucky I am as some people don't have the opportunity to study at all. Just try and finish your studies I now its very tough but you are so much more lucky than I am. I live in a completely different country where English is not spoken. I have no friends here. And people that I am surrounded by are not very friendly. I am alone but the only thing that keeps me moving is the thought of being back at home with family and friends after i finish.

You guys are so lucky. A lot of people want to finish college but they don't have the money to pay for the tuition. School can feel tiring most of the time. I know I grew tired of it eventually. But you must remember that it is at this time that you get to make your life. Would you like to be that person with no financial worries or another person who can't pay rent? I'm not kidding when I say that decisions regarding school will affect your life. It's hard to see how it would when we are so young, but give it a few years and your choices will become reality. Yes, even that paper will prove useful.