I just wanted to tell my story and would like to see if anyone has been in the same predicament or is about to encounter what i have encountered. This might be a long story but i just want to get this out there and see what people have to say. It all started in high school in southern California. I went to a different middle school then most of the people that attended the high school i went to and thus had to make new friends in high school and surprisingly it was very easy and i dont know how i did it. It seems the younger you are, the easier it is to make friends because you arent really in your head all the time asking questions such as do these people like me and whatnot. There was this specific group of friends that i made, which is known as the "popular crowd" and we all know that with popular people, they smoke weed and drink most of the time, not giving much thought to their schoolwork and education. I was always somewhat in between as i confess i smoked weed 4/5 days a week all the while getting mediocore grades in high school. The connection between me and my "friends" was basically smoking weed and talking about sports/poker/ and things of that nature to just past time and it really did make time go by quick. fast foward into college i started as a business major scared of calculus, physics and rigor and still hung out with my old friends as i was comfortable with them. each time after smoking weed i vowed i would never do it again and then suddenly i had an epiphany about where my life was going. switched to engineering and dropped all of my friends because i knew i would absolutely fail my classes if i continued my old ways. here i am sitting at home because all the "friends" i used to have i chose school and my education over and i knew that was the sacrifice i had to give in order to succeed in engineering. i guess what im trying to say is that i feel lost at the moment because all my friends have moved on and thats totally fine but i just wish that maybe everything in the past was just a distant memory and a waste of time. has anyone experienced the same thing?