I’m 18 and have been out of high school for less than a year.
I work at a job I love and am moving up next week and I have an opportunity to move up again eventually(couple months).
My issue with college is that I don’t want to go. I know that sounds lazy but I don’t say that with a lazy intent. I feel like I’m wasting my time considering I have no clue what I want to do with my life, and my college savings are going to be eaten up if I take summer courses and then I’ll be getting into debt with student loans and such,
I’m wondering if it’s worth it. I’ve read many times that even if I got an amazing degree there are 200 other people applying for the same job. And most people don’t even use the degree they got; a good example would my mother, she has a teaching degree and works as a retail manager because she makes more money doing that than teaching..
and to be clear I’m basically being forced to go, my mom/step dad say I can’t live in their house if I’m not going to school. So it’s either rush into school blind or be homeless.
The statement above pretty much answered my “should I go?” situation..
So I don’t even know my question anymore, I guess I just needed to vent, but I suppose I could still ask:
Should I wait to go to college until I know what I want or should I just jump in and take whatever classes the counselor says I should(thats exactly what I did this semester because I could really careless of what I take)?
and opinions on my situation would be nice. I just want to know if I’m overreacting or if my feelings are meaningful.
The answers I’ve received so far are great,
but I guess I wasn’t very clear, I’m pretty tired lol –
I want to go to college at some point in my life, I’m wondering if waiting is better than just jumping in.
and when I say waiting I mean just taking a couple years to figure out what interests me.