My time in high school
Attended high school in the
Overall high school experience
1/10. I wanted to die. I didn't belong. I hate this place.
Grades in high school
C's and below. I actually did get a lot of As when it was a cool subject.
Math, I have a learning disability.
I didn't take any, work experience?
Life since high school
Attended college / university at
Im working, still in the area. Im just trying to survive right now. I take some classes at community college.
Places lived in US
Current occupations / past occupations
Im in foodservice.
Industries I've worked in
- Other Services (except Public Administration) (e.g. Repair, Salon, Political/Labor orgs, etc.)
Did your education prepare you for your career or occupation?
Has your education or career/occupation trajectory ever changed? How?
I always knew I'd be in restaurants just like the rest of my family but I hope to go into healthcare.
A little introspection...
To me, being successful means...
Being emotionally, financially stable.
My definition of success has changed over time.
I really bought into the one track success story of being a great/student/athlete/whatever but events and life changed me, I dropped out of school then went back, I had to support my family etc. I found out that my goals changed and what's really important isn't how smart or great I looked/seemed.
My greatest accomplishment to date and what I’ve learned from it
Im 22, I helped support my family for a long time, I worked 3 jobs and went to community college. Im self sufficient, I bought my own car i pay my own bills, it feels great. I guess I learned to be a survivor, a responsible adult,no one can bring me down.
My biggest mistake or regret so far and what I’ve learned from it
Hmmm, going back to live with my family, I thrived on independence and now I feel responsible for them again. It hurts that there are some things I can't help out with.
An unexpected event that significantly changed my life and how it impacted me
There are many, but I think at one point I was around 15 and I was a truant trying to find a job, one of my classmates had comitted suicide and something just snapped in me and I realized I can't live my life like this anymore. I went to school and got a diploma.
Anything else you'd like to share?
Fuck palo alto, im still here and I still suffer.
My favorite spot in or around Palo Alto
the libraries [map pointing to Rinconada (Main) Library]