I dropped out of high school the last semester of my senior year. I was having a lot of problems at home and in my social life. I fell into the whole smoking pot stage, drinking all the time with my friends and ditching school. I was running with the wrong crowd and it was leading me into a dead end. I just sat around doing nothing but wasting my life away for four years.

I had a few jobs in that time but not the kind of job I see my full potential being used. My girlfriend Corina helped me get on the right track again. She helped me study for the GED test and find testing sites. I was in a self contained class my junior and senior year of high school to help with my learning experience.

In that class I was able to leave school at 12: 05 p.m. opposed to 2: 50 p.m. I was lazy and took school for granted and now I'm very happy to be where I'm at today. The four years after I dropped out of school I just sat around and did nothing... I thought it was cool because I had nothing to do and I didn't have to get up early and whatever. I was hanging out with the wrong people. These people I thought were my friends really weren't and just used me.

I got into trouble when I was in school a lot and there were constant problems at home. I started drinking a lot and smoking pot. At the time I thought those thing's were a way out of it all, but I was so wrong. It got really bad and it affected everything I did.

I would lash out at people that didn't deserve it and I really started to hate myself. It was about time I did something with my life otherwise I would keep drowning into nothing. My best friend through out those four years, who is now my girlfriend, helped me get my life back on track. She talked to me whenever I needed help, and went above and beyond to make sure I was always ok. Corina helped me get off drugs and focus back on school.

I decided I would go back and get my GED. Corina helped me study and find the test sites and dates. I couldn't have done all that with out her and I will be forever thankful to her. I passed my GED test and I was very proud of myself for the first time in such a long time.

It felt good to look to my side and see my one true friend being there and helping me the whole way. It was a very proud moment for me when I received my GED in the mail. I don't feel like the nothing I used to feel. I felt a lot better about myself and it built more confidence. My junior and senior year of high school I was put into a self contained class. That class is designed for students who cut class a lot and seem to get into trouble.

The class let out at 12: 05 everyday opposed to 2: 50. Most people thought that was a sweet deal, but I still was too lazy to go. I made a huge mistake by taken school for granted and now I am paying for it. I am very proud that I am enrolled back in school and I'm going to college.

I worked very hard to get to this point and I thank Corina so much for helping me get my life back on track. I have had a few jobs but now my main goal is to find a good career field to go into. In conclusion I am very happy with the way thing's are going now. I got my GED, I'm enrolled in college, and I have a good friend... I plan to work very hard and succeed in life with my second chance...

I plan to make something of myself and to make. my family and friends proud. My life has changed a lot and I am finally clear headed and ready for what's ahead. I would have changed a lot if I could go back in time, but I am happy that I'm here now and doing something with my life.