How do I get into the real world?
Hey all, I'm a 16 year old girl living in the suburbs and I've finally realized it's time I grow up.I had some situations in the part that made me very mature for a 12-14 year old, but now it almost seems like I can't mature past that point. I'm still selfish, and want instant gratification. And now that I see what I want to do in my life, I want to finally start growing up again. I'm happy I got over my depressed, horny, unconcerned about anything but boys age so young, but now I'm just at a stage where I'm bored with life and I feel like I'm wasting this boring opportunity I have now to get to actual work. I finally have a boyfriend, and we're in a basic steady relationship. He's a bit older than me too, so he's already into the real world and a near inspiration to me. I just have a hard time following suite. I'm in the process of getting a simple retail job soon, and practicing my hobbies, and passions. While working out, and maintaining friendships. I try to have fun, and break the rules within reason. While maintaining a simple but useful spot in society, volunteering and helping whenever I can. But my biggest problem right now is SCHOOL! I'm homeschooled, and I have been for the past 4 years the first 3 were amazing, I did my work great and I advanced super quickly. But now I'm coming up to my 11th grade school year and I'm still stuck do 10th grade work! It's my fault, I slacked behind and I got no punishments for it. But it feels like school is the only thing holding me down. Believe me I don't plan to drop out, and I'm still trying because I have big plans for careers but I just can't seem to get my school on track. It's my fault like i've said. I come downstairs to try and do my work, and I end up getting distracted by youtube videos. Even though my mind is telling me to go do schoolwork and watch youtube later, my attention span is telling me to just keep clicking along the recommended videos. My question I guess is, if I want to start maturing again I think I really need to get a better working effort, and learn better time management. As well as increase my thirst to get school over and done with. So how do I do it? I've tried everything, from keeping a journal and writing down how important school is, to even punishing myself taking away video games, and computer when I don't get it done. But I just can't seem to stick to school. Does anyone have any tips that could help inspire me to focus on school again?
Asked By: %Waiting%jazmine - 2/1/2013
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Many adults are selfish and want instant gratification. Credit card balances are proof of that... More
Answered By: sewgoodmama - 2/1/2013
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If you can't keep focused while you're online, take it offline, do it on paper. If you MUST turn in things electronically, turn off your wifi while you're typing. Also: Look into dual enrollment and start going to college.
Answered By: K - 2/1/2013
Slow down in terms of wanting to get out into the "real world". It takes a while, and that's not a bad thing. Good careers don't come a year or two out of high school. University or trade school takes a while to finish. Dual enrollment is great, if you're ready to work at the college level. If not, don't. You... More
Answered By: a - 2/3/2013
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