Last fall, I found out I've been living with severe undiagnosed ADHD. This…makes a lot of my high school career make sense, especially when you consider the fact that symptoms get worse after puberty in girls and it wasn't until middle and high school that it started to effect my performance in school.
So, When I was in my senior year of high school, my family had a lot of really rough stuff going on–my dad had a heart attack and didn't wake up after the surgery for a few week(he's doing a lot better now, though he suffered some brain damage and hasn't been the same person since). My grandma was dying. With all that going on I went from “struggling against a disorder I didn't know I had but just barely getting by” to “failing, not going to graduate.” My mom was furious, made me drop out and after some fuckery I got a GED. To this day it's probably the most humiliating thing that ever happened to me, but it's nice to finally know that it wasn't exactly my fault.
I'm doing better now, though! I'm about to finish getting certified as a veterinary assistant(/technician, they use the terms interchangeably in Pennsylvania even though in most states being a tech requires twice as much schooling)! Right now I'm an extern at a veterinary hospital and for the most part I like it. Unfortunately my dreams of being a scientist are pretty much impossible to achieve now because when I got my ADHD diagnosed they also diagnosed me with a learning disability that makes math too difficult for me to get through getting a Biology degree, but I'm still glad to be working with animals. Even if I still kind of resent being forced into the medical field by my mother after telling her my entire life I hated that stuff and didn't want to be a doctor like she wanted me to be, the actual work doesn't bother me anywhere near as much as I always thought it would.
As far as nerd stuff goes, I spend a lot of time watching cartoons(anime and American), reading comic books(manga, Marvel and DC stuff, various Image titles), and playing video games(a lot of different ones but I've played Dragon Age at least once a week–usually more–every week since January please help me). I also have two dogs right now, a Puggle named Marley and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Max. I'm trying to win my parents over on adopting the stray kitten I've been nursing back to health at the animal hospital, too.
ALSO ALEX IS STILL MY BEST FRIEND IN THE ENTIRE WORLD SHOUT-OUT TO ALEX