10th grade pull-out (16) with a 3.4 gpa to go into the ministry and either pioneer, or find a husband. Bribed with a car.
I found a husband at 18. I got my GED at 20, and passed first time through with flying colours.
3 divorces later...
I have "some" college, and all classes combined in business, communication, and computer sciences, I have a 3.92 gpa. I'm working on my masters from STPU = Seat of The Pants University. So far I'm earning a 4.0!
I thank gawd and my genetics for a sharp brain.
I thank my dad for teaching me about simple auto mechanics, electrical wiring and how to read wiring diagrams, and turning me loose in his shop.
I thank my mom for the "feminine" arts of sewing, pattern making, design, assembly, etc.
And, believe it or not, I thank the WTS for the Theocraptic Ministry School and Door-to-door ministry for the education to teach and speak to anyone.
With this background I spent 15 years in the computer industry starting in tech support, moving on to R&D, training, technical writing, systems administration, hardware maintenance, ad nauseum.
Unfortunately due to FibroMyalgia and Arthritis, I can't work. Pffttthhhttt. But I'm quite proud of my "education" and career, inspite of being a high-school pull-out by religious nut parents.
PS - I've also done janitorial, house cleaning, construction cleanup, and yardwork. Never would lower myself to flipping burgers, or waiting tables. But I respect those who do or have done.