Sara Lynn (saralynn) wrote in thequestionclub,
Sara Lynn

thinly veiled advice post

Has anyone here dropped out/taken a break from college? Do you regret it, or was it the best thing you ever did? If you don't mind telling me, why did you do it?

I'm 22 years old and I've been an undergrad at my college since January 2005. My GPA is barely above a 2.0 and I really have no motivation to do work. I love to learn but everything else just drags me down and stresses me out. I failed out of HS in 12th grade (stopped going), got a GED, and I thought that it was just the thing I should do to go to school. Everyone needs to go to college, right?

I'm just worried this isn't for me. I don't feel like I've wasted my time, I really feel like I've found out who I am just by being here, but that's a pretty expensive lesson. If I drop out, I'll probably be moving out of state to be with a friend and work off my student loans. I definitely can't go back home, there's nothing there for me either. I'm just worried because maybe I'm taking the easy way out. I keep second guessing myself whether or not I have a legitimate reason to drop out.

I also have severe clinical depression/anxiety, and it's probably the main reason I can't get anything done in school. At least that's what I'm blaming this on. I definitely can't get my mental health sorted out and struggle through school at the same time, I think that's too much to ask of myself. Another reason why I think I need to jump ship now.

Sorry this is rambley, I didn't sleep much last night and I've just been trying to sort things out. I have an appointment with the college's counseling center tomorrow morning, and I'm going to talk to them too in addition to some of my friends here. You guys aren't my final decision team or anything.
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