I just graduated from high school, and I’m not sure I want to go to college. I don’t know what I want to do. All of my friends are going to college, so I probably should go, but it doesn’t feel right right now.
Unsure in Unxter
Dear Unsure in Unxter,
Trust your intuition. If it doesn’t “feel” right, right now, there’s probably a reason. It’s ok if you don’t know what that reason is yet.
You don’t have to do something just because everyone else is. You can go to school at any age.
Maybe you want to work for a year (or travel if you have the money) to figure it out. Do some soul searching – connect to your talents and dreams.
Then, when you’re ready you can feel good about plopping down all that money for something you really feel good about.
Don’t let people tell you, “Yeah but once you get in the working world you’re stuck for life.” You’re not. You have control of your choices. Give yourself a structured timeline to figure some things out and know you can always change course. You are never stuck.
Congrats on your high school graduation. The unknown might feel scary, so approach it with curiosity, and you’ll be just fine. Let yourself explore – it’s the perfect time for it – you have your whole life ahead of you!