Going back to school
I would have to say that going back to school was a hard and challenging decision, but so far it has been a good decision on so many levels. When I was about 14 I had to drop out of school. But going back to has been great, not only by furthering my education, but because I have gained so much pride and confidence. It has been a long rode but I finally made it and now working toward my success.
Dropping out of school was something I never imagined. At the age of 14, two years before graduation I had to drop out of school. Not because I chose to, not because I didn’t want to go and not because I was a lazy child and didn’t want to learn. I had to drop out of school for family issues. At the time my family was very unstable, moving from place to place, not really having a place to call home. And the effect of that unstableness was me falling behind in class, not being able to make up work, and always changing schools it was just too much to handle. So somewhere along the line I just stopped going to school, not planned and premeditated, I just stopped. I could never catch up on my work causing me to fail, and when I did get back on track, there was always another move.
After about two years of basically doing nothing, I had finally decided to take the first step and sign up for my AHSD. Adult high school at Gaston College was the next step to achieving my goal. After getting all the necessary paperwork and transcripts from the various schools I had to attend orientation and take the placement test. I took my placement test the following week and orientation came behind. I was officially back in school although not for long. After about 2 months of the program, I left and never went back.
Later, after wasting too much time, although I was working I seemed to not be going anywhere. So I decided to sign up for my G.E.D at Goodwill job connection. It seemed to be a good idea and it was right down the street from home, so getting there was...
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