It seems to be a huge decision for high school graduates to not go to college the following fall after they graduate.
Think about it. What if you don’t know what you want to study? What if you’re not financially stable enough to pay for your education?
The idea of not going to college right after high school has crossed my mind several times. Those “What if…” questions have made me think about whether or not to go to college right away.
There are so many options for potential degrees out there that I don’t know what to choose from. I haven’t experienced enough to be able to make a life-changing decision.
I have been interested in majoring in either journalism, something with music, or something about the study of space. All of those things have caught my interest and would be things that I would love to do with my life.
The thought of college right after high school, however, terrifies me. That’s asking someone who’s 17 years old to make a decision of what she wants to do with the rest of her life. I don’t like to think about that.
Of course, I am planning on going to college sometime in my life, but taking maybe a year to save money for college and travel seems like a better idea to me. Even if I get scholarships, college is still really expensive and not something I want my parents to pay for all by themselves.
There are always options. Some people already know what they want to do, I’m just not one of those people. The stress of choosing something right now is too much to personally bear.
If you’re one of the people like me who are stressed out about your decision, talk to your counselor or your parents and let them help you make a choice.
It’s okay to not have everything planned out yet. I’ll probably spend until the last semester of my high school career to fully commit to something.