Everybody's ahead of me!
December 22, 2007 5:41 PM Subscribe
I'm finally going to college four years after I was supposed to get out of high school. Please tell me you've done it too, and everything worked out!
posted by QuarterlyProphet to education (41 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
In the winter of 2004, due to a variety of family issues with a healthy dose of stupidity, I decided to drop out of high school. I got my GED a few months later, and have worked in the construction industry doing OK. I've taken a few classes since then, doing very well at them, and at the urging of my girlfriend, decided to apply to the state college (UCONN, for what it's worth). To my surprise, they accepted me, and I'll be headed to Storrs in a few weeks.
My problem is that I feel nervous about "starting over". Most of the friends I had in high school are now discussing plans for the rest of their lives, job offers and med school and it just makes me depressed about the fact that I started off so much later than them, and that by the time I graduate they'll have worked in their selected industry for several years. I have a (hopefully) irrational fear that I'll never catch up to them.
I know (think) that I'm not the only one who has started college a little later than expected, and was just hoping to hear from a few people that have done the same or something similar.