Hey everyone. I'm a 21 year old senior at college right now. I transferred schools my sophomore year since my parents wanted to retire and could no longer help pay for the college I was going to. At my new, university I now live at home and I am so miserable. I go to one of the largest universities in the country and have had no luck making friends. My life basically consists of going to school, taking tests, and then working at this internship that I got. I am a biology major and to be honest, I don't really enjoy it most of the time. It's extremely repetitive. Most of the time I don't feel like I learn anything. I just regurgitate what's in a book and then forget it a couple of days later. I'm only doing it because I'm almost done and if I dropped it, my parents would be completely ****ed. I've considered doing other things before but my parents always told me to be practical and said they wouldn't pay for me to do something that doesn't pay well like anthropology. So I'm basically stuck. I've tried joining student organizations but most of them are very large and impersonal. I don't see the same people consistently so it's hard to stay in touch.
I've been seeing a counselor for the past 8 months and she's the only person I really have to talk to. I have depression and lately, I just seem to be getting worse. In addition, I'm also gay but my parents don't know since they're extremely religious and anti-gay. Also, I'm not sure what I want to do with my life and I'm almost graduating. I just don't seem to be interested in a lot of things lately.
Anyways, that was the background info, but I'm thinking of dropping out of school for a year, getting a job and moving out. A part of me feels I should just stick it out but I'm too unhappy here. I do have a 3.9 gpa and I have an internship that's hard to get but I don't really enjoy the internship at all. What do you guys think?