I am back after being sick!!!

United States
February 25, 2009 10:15am CST
Well, after missing nearly 2 weeks of school. (And a week of mylot) My mom has decided that if I can't get my s**t together, she's forcing me to drop out. Then I will be getting emancipated and live on my own with the baby. (My mom has to have some kind of psychological disorder, I swear) I mean, how would that help anything? I'm really trying you know. I'm just always sick, I barely get any sleep, and it's hard to get to school more than anything. (So I've seriously been considering cyber school.) And she takes these situations personally. Just like she said yesterday, "I can't even concentrate at work because of this!" Well mom, this is my future. How do you think I feel?? Ugh I just give up anymore!!!
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@palonghorn (5486)
• United States
25 Feb 09
I tidbit of advice, you stated 'its hard to get to school more than anything'. If it's hard to get to school, and you are not naturally an organized, self-motivated person, on-line schooling is not for you. I worked on my Bachelor's Degree on-line, and yes, I loved it. However, you have to be very organized and very self-motivated. And keep in mind why you are on-line, you could very easily get side-tracked by being on sites like mylot, games, or just looking at other stuff on the web. As for you mom taking the situation 'personally'.....aren't you living in Her house? And since I don't know the situation........do you work, or is your mom paying the bills? I think she has the right to take it personally and be concerned with the situation. That's just my opinion, as a mother of two grown daughters. And just out of curosity, why did you miss almost 2 weeks of school? I don't need to know if you don't want to share.
• United States
25 Feb 09
Well, I am actually a very organized person. The thing is, I am not the head of household/transportation. And my mother is the one who is far from organized.. Getting ready/going to school is a struggle because she gives me about 10 minutes to get myself and the baby ready. She takes about 1hr 1/2 to get ready in the bathroom, and my room doesnt have a mirror/big light. And when I do make it to school, I'm ususally late. Everything about a public, full-day school where you actually go to to do schoolwork is uneapplealing to me. I don't like being around a lot of people and in a setting where I'm not comfortable (social anxiety and migraines) Yeah, I am living in her house.... No I don't work... I had an allergic reaction to something, and the doctors still don't know from what. I haven't been able to get bloodwork done yet because my mom's always working and can't take me. (Mom takes me to school, aunt takes me home from school&picks the baby up from daycare) Then my daughter caught a cold from my mom, and she's needed me 24/7 including 4days of me not sleeping. I don't believe that she has a right to take MY situation personally. She already has her diploma, a job, and wasn't in my shoes at 17. It should be a relief for her to not have to rush in the morning because 'i'm an inconvenience'
@mensab (4208)
• Philippines
25 Feb 09
it must be hard for you to keep up in school if you always get sick. there are good side and not so good side about quitting school. the good side is that you can be on your own, you can plan, and you have nothing and no one to vlame whatever happens to you. you have the power to do things and make them happen. however, you have to be prepared for the challenges of being on your own. getting sick is a stumbling block for you to get what you want. goodluck to you.