I failed, well because I just did I suppose. I am a sexual assault surviver and at that point in time I was going through some pretty significant depression, anxiety, low self-esteem etc. Even though what happened was years ago, I had never spoken to anyone about it and it was catching up with me in my early 20s (I am now 24). I went from an A/B student, to failing. I am currently back in my last year, with only one more semester to graduate. I never told anyone in my class I was repeating because I did not wish to discuss the contributing factors to why I failed. I am doing much better now though, and will likely graduate with honors. Since then I have gone on to tudor several students and have been offered a RN job in critical care upon graduation. It is just obviously two very painful life events that I didn't think needed to be public knowledge at the time. I find myself wishing I had been honest from the get-go, but it was just hard. I do not want to be a "boo hoo look what happened to me" kind of person. But, there is value in sharing these things and letting other men and women know that they are not alone in either of these situations. This is obviously A LOT to share and is a difficult topic for most people to discuss openly.