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54. The One Who Stayed Behind
Darcy was in her 6th year of college.
people go to college for four years and
graduate. Darcy was different. She did not plan
. In her first year, she was so excited
be away from her parents. She went out
every night. She drank too much alcohol. She
friends with the bad crowd. She skipped her
. She had to retake a lot of classes.
her second year, Darcy started to get her
together. She stopped going out so late. She
friends with people who studied. She went to
and studied. However, Darcy wanted to change her
from chemistry to political science. The chemistry classes
took were useless now. She had to take
science classes she should have taken in her
In her third year, Darcy took more
than the average student. It was very stressful.
was in class from 7 a.m.- 6 p.m.
felt like she could not think in any
her classes. She was not getting much sleep.
talked to a guidance counselor, who told her
she should drop two classes. The counselor also
that it was better to get good grades
stay longer in college than to get bad
and graduate on time. Darcy dropped two classes
had to stay in college for two extra