I'm 19 years old and I have not finished high school like my mother believes I have. I am going back this fall to finish the few credits I need to get. I've already been accepted to a university and my mom is VERY excited since I am the first of my siblings. I have called the university and told them that I need to start in January instead.
How can I tell my mom this without making her very sad? I know she won't be mad, just very sad.
Congratulations that you have the right idea of continuing your education. I am sure that your mother would not be angry knowing that you are going ahead and finishing your high school requirements. And I think you should tell her. She will be your strongest supporter.
Also have you tried to speak to the university about taking these courses as classes along with a limited load on the freshman level. Some schools do allow that. Then you could work a little harder and along with your work you would enjoy being on campus. You could take as many courses that you can handle and it does not matter if your college degree takes a little longer.
Many, many students at times have had to leave for a term or two and come back. The important thing is YOU MUST GET THAT DEGREE TO START OUT. Today at an interview that is the first thing your prospective employer wants to know -- what was your major. I've been through it.
Be honest with your mother and get your education. IT'S IMPORTANT.
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