A thought that has been with me for ages, or so it seems, is to actually study abroad. It would give me and Cody some time to actually see how well we work together if I could stay with him on a more regular basis. But in the beginning I wasn't too keen on studying.
Why I haven't been too keen on studying? First of all, Sweden's school system is a bit different from most countries. We have something called Gymnasium, even though it is supposed to be equal to Americas college I still refer it to Americas high school years. This is because the years when Americans start high school and Swedes starts Gymnasium are basically the same! However, the reason why they equalize it with college is because Gymnasium is not mandatory in Sweden. Gymnasium is also the time in your life where you decide what you wish to do with your life! Gymnasium is when you study something of your interest.
Now, to the point! I started Gymnasium like everybody else, but because of previous events in my life things didn't go as I would had wanted. I spent 3 years restarting first grade at different Gymnasiums, by the third year my principal told me a lie, that I was too old to restart once more. The truth was, you can restart first grade until the year you turn 20 in Sweden (I didn't know this until it was too late though). I was just about to be 19 that year. The reason I wanted to restart was because i had been threaten to death by my classmates and did not wish to continue in the same class as them. But the principal said I wasn't allowed to, so I quit.
After this I still needed my graduation in order to get a job, getting a job without graduating gymnasium is basically impossible here. So, I spent 1 year taking classes here and there. After that I took 2 years on a school that gives you the basic education a gymnasium would give.
To sum things up, it took me 6 years to graduate from Gymnasium (College) and I honestly don't quite feel like doing College all over again. But I have become more and more open to this idea this year. I would go to a community college. The only thing really stopping me is money. College is quite expensive, the college I would go to is cheap, but still $24.000 is a lot of money! Roughly 240 000 sek! And you need to have this money before you apply to them. I could easily get the money through a school loan we have in Sweden, but there is also something else gnawing inside of me that makes me reconsider...