Originally Posted by WhoopsBusto
Thanks. I didn't do well in school because the value of education was never instilled upon me by my parents. My father was a high school dropout and my mother went to a technical school, and neither of them every really discussed college or the importance of getting good grades. I was told not to bring home F's or else I'd get my ass kicked, and that was about it when it came to education in my house.
No, you didn't do well in school because you didn't focus. You're in your mid-twenties now, stop blaming shit on your parents. It may be true, but it doesn't change the fact.
Anyway, you're really not in a bad spot at all. You have savings, a relatively small amount of credit card debt, and I'm assuming that you take standardized tests pretty well. I was in almost exactly your position at age 23. 2.4 GPA, 99% test scores, in CC debt, late bloomer with the ladies, and possessor of a scattered array of community college credits. Buckle down, get serious, and you'll be fine. Seriously. Get a job you can do full-time while going to school 12 hours a semester (your post indicates you can handle this with no problem), major in an easy "serious" field like management or marketing, go to grad school, keep plugging away. You're getting a late start, but you can make up time pretty quickly.
And this sounds cynical, but you don't go to college to learn about things you like. That's a luxury of those with wealthy families or boring interests.