I finally did it!! I FINISHED MY HIGH SCHOOL!!
I have my graduation ceremony next month. I’m so excited!! It’s still a little surreal that high school, for me, is completely a thing of the past. I dropped out of high school when I was younger, and now I’ve been able to go back and finish it! To anyone considering going back – I’m 26, and whether you’re 20 or 50 it’s never too late to go back. You’ll feel so much better by getting rid of something that may have always stuck around in the back of your head. It’s always possible! :)
I went back to an adult high school that let you do credits at your own pace. While I didn’t need it, there was also an option to gain credits based on your life experiences (it’s up to 26 credits I think, I only needed my last four, so I wasn’t eligible!). I’m not sure if this is available in most schools, but it was available to me here in Ottawa, Canada.
Oh, and I’ve applied and been accepted into my first pick for university! :) I start this year in Fall in the Bachelor of Arts program with a major in Psychology. I’ve been busy trying to apply for scholarships and bursaries, and hopefully I get some financial help because I’m not really sure how I’m going to be able to afford it. Doesn’t hurt to try my best to make it work though!
YAY! I’VE FINISHED HIGH SCHOOL! XD
Goal complete!! 3 weeks ago
Holy crap. I’m onto my last credit!! It’s supposed to be a fairly easy one too (I set it up that way so I would have a low pressure way to end high school).
Ahhhh! So excited!! :) I can’t believe I’ll be finishing my high school. It was a pretty daunting goal that always loomed over me, and I was always frustrated with myself that I wasn’t ever able to go back and complete it.
But now I am :) And I’ve been going to back to school since Jan 2012, and I’ll be finally graduating in June 2013. I’m getting great marks and really good feedback for my work. My teacher is really supportive of me and has been a major influence in me being able to stick through this to the end. I really enjoyed my last course (Philosophy), but it was the heaviest course that I’ve ever taken. It wasn’t necessarily hard, just heavy. I’d often get headaches from reading the material and trying to understand different philosopher’s writings. But I really enjoyed learning about the concepts, and my teacher was a great person to talk to about philosophy in general.
I’ll be getting my marks back for my last course either this week or next. I’m onto my very last credit, and then I just need to do 2 hours of volunteer work (I have 38 hours/40 done already)... then I’ll be ready to graduate.
This. Is. AWESOME! :) 3 months ago
Sweet! I just finished writing my final exam and handed in my ISU for my Challenge & Change in Society course. We’ll see how my marks are in about a week or so, I hope I did well!
I did even better in this course than I did in English… I was able to challenge it half way through by getting above an 85% on my mid-term. I was able to skip the rest of my course and go straight to my exam. I had to read and understand the material of course, but it was really nice to not be able to have to write anything!
I’m going to be starting my next course, which is Philosophy… I’m quite interested to see how I like this course! I was considering minoring in philosophy when I went to university for psychology. This high school course will help me to decide whether or not I want to continue pursuing it further. :)
Going through adult high school was difficult at first, but in a lot of ways I’m glad I’ve returned. The feeling that I get when I finish a credit really helps to motivate me to go even further and do more… it’s been awhile since I’ve felt a real sense of accomplishment! It’s work, and it can be frustrating at times, but I think it’s definitely worth it.
Fingers crossed for good marks! :D Around Christmas this time I’ll be trying to apply for a couple of universities. It scares me half to death! Being from a place where I thought that there would be a slim chance that I could ever go to school… I don’t know. I’m struggling with self-worth and confidence issues. University is kind of the big leagues, I suppose. I’m afraid of going there and feeling like I’m in way over my head, and that I’ll just embarrass myself for even trying… But. I have to remind myself that this kind of thinking is just self-destructive and doesn’t do anything good whatsoever. It’s just hard when it feels like you’re fighting against yourself sometimes… and you know that chances are, there’s not much stopping you from achieving things other than YOU.
Trying to maintain faith in myself, and just looking at what’s in front of me… I’m doing great with high school, and I’ll be extremely happy and proud of myself when I graduate… that’s all what matters right now! 8 months ago
I am looking forward to my college studies now. I hope I will become a great doctor someday. 9 months ago