life advice (post new situation)
"Not sure what to do"
alright. Im 16 and a dropout and been arrested twice. I feel like ****, for
one, like i wont ever amount to anything, and two i cheated myself outta so
much(the droppin out part). Im regretting EVERY part of how Iv lived my

I have a couple choices, either stay like i am, and join the military this
summer. Or I can go back to school next year and just spend an extra year
in school. And I REALLY dont wanna go back, I hate school, I just feel like
i missed the best years of my life and i only have one chance of gettin
them back before all my friends graduate too. I just dont know what to do.
And I know eventually its gonna be my choice, but thats what got me in this
mess, I just wanna know what some of yall think.

And if your just gonna judge me or be a smartass dont waste your time
posted by Steven (age 16) on 5/18/2008 @12:48:28 PM •
I am..well I was a junior in school. I dropped of this year too. I hated school and I just couldn't handle it. But as much as I don't like it... I am going back next year because I want to get my diploma. And also because I know I'm not ready to be on my own yet and get a job and their really won't be much oppurtunities for me if I don't go back to school.

I know you said you don't want to go back, and I hear ya because I don't really want to either. But sometimes we have to do things we don't like. It's part of life.

Okay so you made some mistakes in the past right? Don't let those mistakes get you down. Learn from them. Usually they say the past is in the past and you can't change it. But you still have time to fix this. You still have the option to go back to school.

I'm not telling you what to do, But In my own experience I've come to realize that education is really important and I will have more options if I at least graduate highschool.

But if you think joining the military is the best decision then do it.
Do what you think is best for you, and not what everyone else thinks.
It's your life so whatever you feel like you will be better off doing, then do it.

Good Luck and Keep Ya Head Up.
posted by Chrissy (age 17) on 5/27/2008
i think school is a good idea, too. it gives you more time to just be a kid. you don't get to be a kid very long...
posted by jon on 6/3/2008

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