“I’m proud to say that I’m doing very well.”

I lost my guardian. I lost my mother, unfortunately. I could not function. I stopped attending class, is pretty much what happened. It was considered an unofficial withdrawal because I didn’t take the proper steps to withdrawal from school. But I was so devastated, I didn’t do anything. I didn’t work. I quit school. I ended up moving out of state for a year. Down there, I didn’t do anything. I went through a huge depression. I didn’t even think about re-enrolling back in school. I ended up working down there. To an 18-year-old, I was making like $13 an hour so I thought that was pretty good. I completely ditched the school plan, and I thought I was content for the time being.

I have a younger sister. She just graduated high school last year. And she looks up to me so much. She didn’t want to go to college at first. She wanted to go to the Army. I was not feeling that. I was like, you need to go to school. You need to do this and you need to do that, and she’s standing there looking at me like, how are you going to tell me that I need to go to school and you’re not currently enrolled, you haven’t been enrolled, you’ve been out of school for two years. And it just really got me starting to think about the direction of my life.

I really didn’t have a set something that I wanted to do. I was so confused going into school, so I decided to take my generals first, get that out the way. And if there was a class that I fell in love with along the way, then maybe I would try to tailor my major around that. And that’s what I’ve been doing.

I’m very proud to say that I’m doing very well. I would love to give you my grades.


[End of Audio]

1:35