College Drop-Out

Monday, 11 August 2014




College. 

 This isn't something I go to and not something I've always been proud of. The set up is, primary school, secondary school, college, Uni, good job, good life. That's how it's supposed be right? So what if you don't do that complete cycle. What does this mean? Teachers, the Media, many different people thrust the idea to get a good job- you need good grades, you need to go to college, and you need to go to Uni. So if you don't do that...does this mean you can't be Successful?

I dropped out of college early December and I believe it was the best for me. I know what I want to do in life, many things in fact, I want to write a book, I want to present, I want to travel, and I want to be happy. Many people believe I dropped out because I didn't care for education ....which is compleltey wrong. To be educated is one of the most important things in life. But I believe I can be educated in other ways, such as experiencing the world, meeting amazing people, having life experience.

 Ultimately at college, I was an unhappy person, and that is one of the worst things you can do to yourself as a person, so I quit. Some people do look down on me, and say "well you can always start next year", or "what are you doing". I'm working, I'm working hard on everything I can do to try pursue my career, and try live every moment on my life effectively. I guess I'm writing the post to explain that I went through a long time of feeling like a failure. But I realised just because I'm doing things a bit differently, doesn't mean I'm set out to a road of failure. 

I'm not saying people should drop out of college, but should understand that doing something a little different is okay. Be happy guys, and love the life you live- you are in control of what to do with it. If people may disagree with the way you are doing things, doesn't mean you are doing things wrong. Yes I've skipped the cycle, but doesn't mean I won't get the same result. I'm happy and that's the most important thing.

Speak soon guys

-A,x


 

14 comments:

  1. amelia I love you so much for writing this post! Telling people they don't need education to be happy :-) xxx

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    1. Thankyou! Thats the message I was trying to get across!

      -A,x

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  2. This was a great read. I'm still in sixth form and I hate it so much. But, I'm scared that if I drop out I won't have a clue what to do. (if that makes sense)

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    1. I completely understand! Remember there is no rush! Think and plan, but most importantly pick the option that will make you happy, in the short and long run!

      -A,x

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  3. Really good post!! I really admire what you've done, I think that the best desitions are the ones that make you happy and if you know what you want to do, just go for it and don't let anyone say you are doing the wrong thing!! Good luck with it!! <3

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    1. Hey Mary! Its been ages! I hope you are well :-)
      Thank you so much, yes we are are definitely in control!

      -A,x

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  5. Very inspiring post! I can't stand those who look down/judge others just because they are not doing things the way they think is right, even me finishing Uni, I'm not in a job that is linked to my degree and even though I practically work full-time and enjoy the job I'm doing, I am still hit with the question "when are you going to find a PROPER job?" it's like 'hello! this might be what I prefer doing for all you know, so butt out!' I find it really annoying! Especially how people can stand there and say stuff like that when I know the majority of them aren't doing a job in the degrees they did, I hate he hypocrisy of it all. I think fair play to you, if you were unhappy doing college then why put yourself through that misery of staying if your heart isn't in it, you are able to make that brave choice to leave and pursue other interests and things you know you'll enjoy and things that make you happy and I really admire you for taking control like that :D Who cares what others think, if people are negative about it, they are not worth your time. The right kind of people will understand that it wasn't right for you and just leave it at that hopefully :) Good luck with the next exciting chapter :D

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    1. Thank you so much! I loved this long comment! Completely agree with what your saying! Sometimes you have to embrace doing stuff your own little way! Good luck with your next chapter too!

      -A,x

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  6. I can completely understand why you dropped out of college Amelia. I've just finished A levels with 3 D's (thankfully I actually got accepted into uni) but sometimes I wonder was it worth 2 years of constant stress and anxiety? I'm off to uni soon but I'm terrified about it and hoping that I'm doing the right thing. I've been really unsure about what I wanted to do but decided on getting a degree because of the way society says it's so important. I say go with what your heart tells you to do, and if you're unsure then start thinking about careers you would like to do and find out more about how you can get there. I wish you all the best, do what makes YOU happy and don't try do things just to please others! I wish I could have the courage to make youtube videos or try to write books but I'm way too scared and pessimistic to do what I want to do. So I really respect both you and Grace for having the courage to do what you want!

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  7. Hey... Could you follow me on twitter so I can dm you about this?:-) hamna_malik98 cheers x

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  8. So glad you posted this :') I dropped out just before christmas and since then people have been telling me i need to go back but it just made me so unhappy and i mean, isn't the point of life to be happy? It is to me.

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