Thursday August 9, 2018

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Dear John,

I'm not sure how to tell my parents this, but I'm not going to college. They think I'm going to start classes soon, but I decided not to follow through with college because I have a job I really like. They have been so excited that I'm going to be the first person in my family to go to college, so I'm afraid to tell them. How should I go about this? I already worked with the school and have been able to get out of the student loans that I was approved for. This will not cost my family anything. My scholarships were not very big but I let them go too. I found something I enjoy and plan to make a living doing this. I don't need a degree to be happy, but how do I break the news to my parents? I feel bad that I let it go several months already. Any ideas?

Signed – NotAStudent

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-A machine designed to achieve flight by means of flapping wings.
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