Think school is lame?
Think again, dude.
I remember being exhausted in
my classes all day Monday
through Friday during my
senior year at Harbor
I was taking all those college prep classes such as
Chemistry, Algebra 2 and Networking. That year was
hard because my focus was just falling apart during
the final weeks. Plus those darn papers for college
financial aid and admissions, they really stress ya
out. Filling them out and not knowing; the feeling of
not being able to do anything, just waiting and hoping
you get the best financial aid package.
Turns out I did get a great package, and the
opportunity to go to San Jose State or San Francisco
State, but I turned them down.
After working so hard in high school, I wasnít
interested in seeing another book or application for
a while, so I took a break.
From that point on I lost all my school work ethic,
focus, and my drive to study. I moved in with one of
my brothers in Watsonville and kept my job at the
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Then I worked a few other
part time jobs. After a few months I felt that work
was just not made for me.
After a half-year of kicking back, I decided to go
to Cabrillo College. My major was undeclared. I was
thinking about taking it slow with school, not knowing
how hard it was going to be.
My first semester, I took welding, English and
political science. It suddenly dawned on me that my
math and study skills had fallen into a black tunnel
leading to an endless abyss.
I was such a good student before, and now I had lost
all my brainpower.
I am still enrolled at Cabrillo College, taking 14
units. I am taking English, math, science and
communications. Had I known what I know now, I would
have just kept going to college after high school.
I found out the hard way that I should have kept going
to school. I regret not staying in school, but then
again sometimes we are ignorant at a young age. We
always want the money.
If youíre in high school and get the opportunity to go
to college, take it! Donít think of the money, think
of your education.
Good luck to this yearís graduating class in pursuit
of higher education.