I made my first website in high school. Put Adsense on a site my sophomore year of college. During college I must have put 3,000 hours of work into that site. It felt almost like a masters thesis that made an income.
It has been a good six years since then. On average my website has provided $1X,#*$! every year, nothing crazy, but enough for rent and food. Adsense money has allowed me to focus on getting my undergrad, masters, now finishing up my PhD. But not anymore.
On October 13th I earned upper $XX. On October 14th I earned very low $XX. Yesterday I earned $X. Luckily I have enough savings for a couple months, but after that I'll be working at Starbucks (or somewhere similar) until I graduate and get a real job.
Adsense has been good to us for six year, but now the game is over for me.
Thanks WebmasterWorld, you've all been great.