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I really want this year to end!
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I really want this year to end!

I'm in tenth grade in high school and I attend a vo-tech school for the morning session. I don't really like it there. You're probably wondering why I signed up for the class in the first place, right? The reason is because I thought it would be nice to try something new. I can't lie; I joined also because I wanted friends. Clearly, that wasn't the correct way to go about making, or in my case, finding friends. I figured I could find someone to become friends with within the twelve sending schools. I didn't sign up for vo-tech next year, though. I hate the class I'm in now because it doesn't interest me and I'm not even with my friend anymore. This girl isn't even in my home school; I met her in vo-tech. I can't wait to leave this dumb vo-tech school in June. I signed up for classes at my home school that actually interest me. I haven't seen my friend in about two weeks which is kind of depressing. She knows I hate vo-tech. In my home school, I have one friend who seems pretty nice. I just wanted to rant a bit. I'm planning on making next school year great!

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03-08-2014 11:28 AM
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RE: I really want this year to end!

Good Luck.

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RE: I really want this year to end!

Hello newblood.

Is it possible to get out of the vo-tech school any earlier? There's no point in staying there if you don't like it.

(03-08-2014 11:28 AM)Feraligatr Wrote:  I can't lie; I joined also because I wanted friends.

I see. I often hoped that I was able to make friends at school, but I feel the extroverted-favored environment of school, not to mention the awful clique system, pretty much killed that. I'm improving my social skills a bit and I may very well be leaving school soon.

Quote:I'm planning on making next school year great!

I had the same exact feelings when I first got on here, trying to make my school experience enjoyable or something like that.

In my experience, my social skills were still quite off when I got into school, not to mention I really began not to stand the work, the deadlines, the grades, the toxic stress, etc. It's really hard to make school "enjoyable" when you don't fit the school mold.


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