I’ve worked 40 hours of the last 48 on two hours sleep at a job that I hate that doesn’t pay enough to cover the bills.
It’s been ten years since graduation. I’ll be 27 years old in August.
I’ve noticed that a lot of high school students use this site, so here is my unsolicited advice for you guys:
Take your education seriously. You’re young and it’s not fair that you have to make decisions now that will affect the rest of your life, but it’s a fact. Go straight to college. Do well. Make it your number one priority. No boy, no girl, no party, or half-baked independence is worth not doing so. Trust me.
If I hadn’t taken that “year off” that turned into ten years. I’d have a real career right now. I’d have a real house, a real life, a real future for my kids.
(Oh, yeah… also… don’t have babies… I don’t regret my twins, or their father… but I wish I’d been more stable, more of a rock for them.)
I’ll be going back to school in August. Part time, because I have to work and take care of my kids. I’ll be in my thirties before I have a real career, a real house, a real life.
I could have had it years ago.