Jilly Dreadful – I Grew Up in Gold Mining Country

Yeah, so, I didn’t go to regular high school because it was a 2.5 hour bus ride in the morning and a 2.5 hour bus ride in the afternoon. (My day started at 5am and I’d get home around 6pm at night.) The bus also cost $483 a semester–they let it slide the first couple weeks of school, which is how I was able to try out regular high school for a couple weeks. But my mom couldn’t afford to send me to high school. So I went to a charter school for high school, and supplemented with community college classes from grades 10-12. I could’ve graduated a year early, but I decided to stay because high schoolers didn’t have to pay to take college classes. Because, ya know, $11/credit was outrageously expensive back then.

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