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Hi. I haven't been here in a while because I've been trying to heal myself mentally. After a medication change and speaking with my therapist about new issues, I feel I am okay now, at least stable.

But all that has come at a cost. I have now just flunked out of my first semester of college. The school doesn't consider mental rehabilitation as an excuse, especially when I didn't take much time off.

Also, I seem to have put way too much on my proverbial plate. I attended college a year early (I skipped 8th grade) and took their honors program, which is insanely difficult for anyone, never mind being only 17 and having severe anxieties and night terrors to the point of hallucination.

So I'm back at home. I haven't told my friends yet, even though I have spoken with them briefy since I found out. My parents are being supportive and are helping me to find a decent full-time job, hopefully in a nearby office.

And I really want to attend another school as an incoming freshman this fall. I know they have to look at my past records and I'm just really hoping that they let me in.

My mind is okay. I just have to figure everything else out now.

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*hugs* hang in there Tifa. I know a lot of people for whom starting college was rough. It was rough for me, too. But I knew my limits and while I didn't exactly meet the expectation I had coming in, I understood college is something else entirely.

My exboyfriend on the other hand did end up leaving the university after three semesters because of poor performance. For a long time, he was very depressed, but he did get his life back on track (did some community college and then enlisted with the military -- although that's not the route for everybody). A lot of people I know who had a tough first year found that community college is a godsend for starting over and getting a better foothold as far as grades go, and in quite a number of cases, they leave with better GPAs than the ppl who spent all 4 years at the same university.

Don't be coward like shrimp, be brave like PRAWN!

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