When I was 15, I got held back in Secondary Three. From there on, I was consecutively held back for two years, till I'm 17. That's why I didn't graduate from Secondary School till I was 18 the following year. But it didn't get that day overnight. I could had been kicked out of school for being held back in the same grade for two years, but I didn't, because of a life-changing experience. *flashback* So, when I was 15, I started slacking in Secondary School. I didn't feel like doing work. I was bullied a lot, so that made it worse. I started escaping to my own little world, eating breakfast alone. It was quite the life, and I got used to it. For two years. Man, it was fun, now that I think about it. I didn't so shit. Some parts of me tried and hand in my homework in time, but most parts just got me to sleep and ignore. Phew! Then came along the end of sweet 16. "I don't know when, I don't know how, but I knew something's starting right then..." Ahem. So, yeah. Just when I was going to end up as a homeless hobo for the rest of my life, I felt... well, motivated. Probably because I was getting too bored from slacking, but, at that time, I believed it was divine intervention. Now, I know what you're saying, "Don't get into religion, Flare!" But, well, that's how it was back then. I told my school counselor that I've been seeing throughout that time that God had helped me, and I was thankful for it. I started working so hard for my third year of Sec 3... ...and ended up second to the top of the class. :) To me, that was like winning the Nobel Prize. Yep. That felt awesome. That feeling of... success. Too bad the slacking continues today. Ah well, maybe I'll have another life story to tell in the future. So what about you? Any life-changing stories to tell?