<p>I found this thread a few weeks ago and only now have the courage to post something.</p>
<p>So hello to all of you. :)</p>
<p>My story like this:</p>
<p>From the 1st to 8 grade, I was an overachiever.</p>
<p>I had boxes filled with awards and the highest GPA that I ever had was an 3.41.</p>
<p>I was even accepted at Seneca College at 13.</p>
<p>I didn’t go because it was way too far from detroit and I’ve always been terrible at math.</p>
<p>I managed to overachieve even in the midst of:</p>
Getting raped when I was 7 and living in a homeless Shelter.
Becoming Bipolar after my grandmother died.
Having an absent drug addict father.
Being in Special Ed for all of school.
Having a mother who thinks jobs are the devil.</p>
<p>This post just turned into a bad hallmark movie, Didn’t it?</p>
<p>I’m angry right now and I needed to vent…sorry about that.</p>
<p>Anyway, I’m getting back on topic.</p>
<p>I went to a fairly terrible high school that had everything under the sun wrong with it.</p>
<p>3rd floor had condom wrappers all over it.</p>
<p>2nd floor had dice games on it.</p>
<p>1st floor had chains on the door…in the middle of the day.</p>
<p>Plus my teachers would take a lot of time off and wouldn’t leave anything for the subs.</p>
<p>As a result of such mess, I got diagnosed with depression and flipped out and got sent to what was basically reform school.</p>
<p>In the midst of that stupidity, my long time boyfriend left me and that was enough to send me to a Psychiatric Hospital for 5 days.</p>
<p>So basically I couldn’t concentrate in HS and ended up Graduating with a pity 1.9 GPA because the teachers were ready to get rid of the most screwed up person EVER.</p>
<p>Plus I didn’t take the SATs and My ACT score was 16.</p>
<p>My guidance counselor didn’t even suggest Community College to maybe up my GPA…Told me it would be a waste of time.</p>
<p>I enrolled at CC twice but couldn’t register due to those words being stuck in my head and the fact that I was also having various financial/family problems as well.</p>
<p>But it sucks to be almost 20 and on food stamps.</p>
<p>But I have re-enrolled to WCCCD and this time I’m going…No Matter What.</p>
<p>I’ll do the Pre-requisites(sp?) and then I’m hopefully going to transfer to a College of Journalism.</p>
<p>I’ve never had the luxury of looking at Colleges, So I don’t know what the good ones are.</p>
<p>If I haven’t annoyed all of you with my babbling, I’d like to come back here and post my progress.</p>