No one knows I dropped out a year ago.

I've always been a great student and over achiever. I went to a 4 year University for two years. My first year I did great, had stellar grades and great friends. The second year I lost all motivation and failed everything but two classes. I learned a lot in life experience through hanging out with the people I met but traditional education just wasn't keeping my interest. By the end of my second year I was put on academic probation and flunked out. My family is made up of people of the overachieving type and I knew they would never forgive me. I made up a story about how I wanted to change my major and I couldn't get the prerequisites I needed at my school so I'd need to come home for a year and go to junior college. My parents were so angry but it's better than them knowing the truth. I've been home for a year and they think I've been going to junior college but I never really went. I started a business with one of my friends and it's been very successful, but I can't tell my parents about it because they think anything but school is a waste of time. They think I'm on my last semester of junior college but the truth is that I'm never going back. I don't have the units or grades to get in anywhere anyways. I'll have to tell them eventually that I'm not going back, but they'll never know the whole truth.

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  • You are an adult now. Take accountability for your actions and own your choices. Your parents just want you to succeed. You're honest with yourself, school just isn't for you. And now be honest with them. Show them that you can be successful. That what you are doing and learning now is an education. It's just not at a 4-year university. Don't wait longer than you have..It's hard, because you still want their approval. And they may be mad initially, but they will come around.

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