Dec 01, 2018 16:14:08

Why I dropped out of College

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JDaniel Richer

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I hated (community) college from day one. My parents and society convinced me that this is what I should do and what I wanted so I pushed through until one day I couldn't. During my time as a student, I was at my angriest and saddest. I didn't understand why I should have to wait 6 years (2 years for gen eds and then transfer to 4 year school) to land a job I actually liked, and become financially independent (after repaying a shit ton of debt). I didn't even know what career path I wanted to take at the time. I quickly realized this wasn't the path for me.

So what did I do? 

I told my parents (who are staunch college believers) that I was dropping out of college, every day. They thought I was kidding at first and by the time they realized I wasn't it was too late. At the same time, every day I would pick the class that I liked the least and stop attending that class. The next day I'd do the same thing and so on and so forth until I had no classes left to attend. I felt very guilty for doing this at first but looking back I think I made the right decision, and I've never been happier. 

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