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hey kids! [Oct. 31st, 2005|12:02 am]
Self-Made Teens


I see that y'all are kinds inactive, but anyway, I just wanted to introduce myself and explain to you what I have choosen to do with my life.

I am 18, and I never graduated from high school.

I went to public school through 10th grade and ended up feeling high school was a bloody waste of time. At that point (I lived in pennsylvania,) I stopped going to High School and started officially "homeschooling." That was the legal term, effectively I was going to community college for my junior and senior year. PA has this awesome thing where you can get an eqivilency diploma of HS, (a commonwealth diploma,) after you earn 30 college credits. ( I think not going to HS was the best decision I ever made.)

The last semester of my "senior" year I stayed in France as an exchange student.

Currently I am going to Earlham College in Indiana, but to be honest I am thinking seriously of dropping out after this school year. I want to just live my life, and I feel like college is a very coddoling (sp?) and kindof "elitist."

Anyway, I just wanted to offer my support and sncouragement to anyone trying to get by in a non-conventional way... I am a big advocate of it, you don't need to follow the plan that's set out for you to have a good one.

[User Picture]From: brachypelmic
2005-10-31 04:54 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for this... I needed to read this today. :)
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[User Picture]From: kiddokight
2005-11-01 03:34 pm (UTC)
Thanks for joining. I need to make a better effort to re-activate us. Where did you find us? I need to do more advertising.... Anyways, france, sounds wonderful. Foreign exchange programs are wonderful. And several homeschooled friends did the community college route. It makes sense. There are some things in life thats its hard to earn on your own, or that you need a teacher for (for me, Math and Chem- being in school helps me with those). College is strange. As a highschool student in a private school, i feel extremely coddled ish- I guess. All my friends are rich and thats awkward for me- and then they always try to treat us like were grown up, but they dont. Its all about impressions. I had way more responsibility in my schooling at age 11 than now. At age 11 I was writting longer and harder essays and term papers in less time than I'm expected to now. I dunno, I intend to go to college, and hopefully finish, but I agree- I think that standardized education is a good idea for those who fit "normal" and thats not me, or many people I know.

Hope you continue to be active-
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2005-11-06 06:04 am (UTC)
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From: haightmike_xo
2006-08-15 03:56 am (UTC)
"College is sort of coddling and kind of elitist."

And France isn't??
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