I went to college straight out of high school. Flunked my first semester, dropped out my second. Started working instead for a couple years, went back, flunked again. Found a boyfriend, lost my virginity and came out to my inlaws as gay (who were actually accepting). Went back to school, straight As two semesters in a row so far
I basically had no hope for myself and was in denial about being depressed. I live in a homophobic town and obviously that wasn't helping.
I'm only going for my associates in Information Technology, and unless I REALLY want to continue to a bachelors I'm finding a decent job and moving the fuck out of this town ASAP.