Reasons For Quitting High School

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Alfred D. Souza once said that obstacles were a part of life, rather than something to overcome before starting life. My life has been filled with many obstacles and I too have realized that all those obstacles make up my life, and are not just something to overcome before beginning life. Some of the obstacles that I have had to deal with in my life this far include finishing high school, getting over a fear of bridges, and, more recently, deciding whether or not to further my education. Quitting high school is one of the poorest decisions I have ever made. With just four months left until graduation, I decided to quit school and move out of my parent 's house and in with who was my boyfriend at the time due to increasing tension and…show more content…
My fear of bridges began when I was old enough to drive, but stemmed from a recurring dream that began in early childhood. In that dream, I was a passenger in the back seat of a car that was traveling along a long dark road without a driver. I was trapped in this car, and terribly frightened because the doors were locked and I was unable to unlocked them, there were no handles or buttons to rolls down the windows, and I could not move to the front seat. A long and tall bridge would come into view, and the car would begin to drive up. Once the car reached the highest point of the bridge, it would suddenly make a sharp left and go over the side of the bridge. Just before hitting the water, I would wake up. Initially, I coped with this fear by simply avoiding bridges. If a situation arose that required traveling over a large bridge, such as the Parker Vertical Lift bridge, I would arrange my travel plans so that I was a passenger with someone else. My plan worked well for several years, however, when I was 19, circumstances in my life changed and I had to move, which required having to drive across the Parker Vertical Lift Bridge. I was extremely afraid of that and spent many sleepless nights fretting over having to make the dreadful drive. On the morning of the move, I concluded that there was no way to get out of making the drive. I got into my car, which also happened to be a station wagon,

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