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By apparentlythereisnokarma / Tuesday 1 January 2013 21:00 / Canada - Didsbury
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One day it won't be like that for her anymore. It happened to both of my sisters, whom both ate junk food 24/7, never worked out, and truly believed they would have their bodies like that forever. OP, all your hard work will pay off.

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OP, you know you work hard, and truly that is what counts. She'll be no where in the long run and you'll be way better off. (and skinny and rich!) Seriously though, grades don't matter. It's what you apply the knowledge that you have gained to, but keep studying! The more you know, the more you can apply the knowledge to a job!

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Grades are extremely important. Though it depends what you want to do with your life. For me I am applying for vet school so obviously marks are super important or you'll never get your baby toe nail in the door

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However that also being said there are better ways of getting marks than studying constantly. Stupid anti-flood protection making me wait so long to post this while I want to sleep lol.

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It seems to me that the shut in, hard studying sorts are the ones that most often snap once out of school, and try to make up for lost time. The three most studious girls from my graduating class are all now single mothers, trying to catch their careers up to speed after a string of questionable choices made in an effort to enjoy the life they missed. Get out a little OP, it will help you relax, and a happy brain has more active memory receptors than a stressed one.

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Keep working very hard. Then make lots of money. Then go on revolving diet plans, liposuction, expensive spas, starve yourself, scarf and barf, supplement your tortured soul with antidepressants. Or get over it.

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There are always going to be people who are better than you in all aspects, it's life. Instead of focussing on what seems like an easy life your roommate has, focus on yourself.

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Doing the same thing does not work for everyone. My best friend at college who is also studying to be an engineer, has a job while I don't and we have all of the same classes and he got a much better gpa than me even though I worked my ass off to try and do good. He is just naturally gifted at it. Calculus 2 just made more sense to him and he had to work less at it than I did to get grades much better than mine. Not every bodies mind works the same way and you can't just copy someone successful to find your own path of success.

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Heh... I might be your roomate. But I don't dorm. I stay at home on my computer being lazy as hell, not even trying and learning to be an engineer. I'm sure things will get harder and I'll have to actually put in effort. I find it hard to believe someone is getting drunk every day and gets better grades than Op, unless OP's grades aren't good at all, maybe less than a C. Your studying methods aren't working, so try to relax a little more and don't wait for it to work itself out, go do something. Just remember, things aren't as complicated as they seem, don't think too hard.

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I don't understand all the thumb-downs :( If it sounds like I'm bragging or something, I'm not. I was just trying to say that for every good thing a person has, they probably have something worse. Acne may not sound so bad, but you haven't seen my face. It's bad. If my comment sounded stupid, then sorry, but I was being genuine with my comparison.

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24, I've had acne since I was 10 years old. The scarring is horrible. You'd have to see my face to understand. They're not minor breakouts. My dad used to call me "corn" because my face was so bumpy that I looked like a cob of corn. About my height... well that wasn't that great of a negative. Of course it does suck to go pick up your little sister from elementary school and see a 6th grader taller than you, but I should've used something else as a comparison.

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Hey I don't know why people thumbed you down. I do get your point here. Sometimes it seems that someone has a perfect life and we envy them. But, we have no idea what he/she is going through!!

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Accutane works WONDERS. Expensive as hell, but I had horrible acne from middle school well into high school (deep purple, horribly painful, lots of scaring). Six months of accutane when I was sixteen and I haven't had more than one or two random zits at a time in almost four years. It was a godsend.

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45, I really wanted to try it, but my doctor didn't allow it because my family has a history of diabetes. So I am stuck with antibiotics and various creams. I'm not "corn-face" anymore, but the scars are enough to make me want to hide my face anyway. Thanks for the tip though. I'm glad it worked out for you. :)

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I have horrific scaring from acne my self. It used to bother me real bad, but eventually I said screw it. Its just part of who I am. Plus I have one advantage, I grew a beard. It may be a jaded view, but I don't care if a girl has scares, its the girl that matters.

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I used to have really bad acne and scarring as well. My dr. put me on birth control and it cleared up super fast! And all my scarring has faded. I love my face and skin now. So just wait, it'll get better!

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45- Accutane doesn't work for everyone. I've had acne since I was 10. Very bad breakouts and very bad scaring. (Side note: Kids at school use to call me "mountain face." It was horrible.) They tried every other antibiotic and then put me on Accutane. After 6 months, my face had cleared pretty well, but not completely. 2 years later and my acne is back almost as bad as it use to be in middle school. It doesn't work for everyone, but it's definitely worth the money if it does work.

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Exactly. No one can keep up that lifestyle forever. It is just aggravating that the hard work OP puts forth doesn't show right now. OP no one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Also, try going out and enjoying yourself more often. Not every night mind you, but total lack of "play time" is not good for you either.

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