I Didn 't Go College Straight Out Of High School Essay

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I didn’t go to college straight out of high school. As someone who did the electric slide to my car on my last day of school, It wasn’t on my agenda. After high school, I took a year off and did nothing except make a little money babysitting, sleeping in, and there were about two months where I tried to take up jogging. The following summer I felt stuck when I saw pictures online of people getting ready to go back to college. They were getting ready for something new and I was making lunch for a four-year-old who had cooler stuff than me. So far in my life I hadn’t liked school, but there was this thought in my head that said I only didn’t like it because I couldn’t choose what I wanted to do. I had avoided the idea of going to college except now online school was a thing. That lasted a year. First, I couldn’t afford it. Second, I figured out the career path that I had wanted to take my whole life sucked and I hated doing it. Third, I was being charged a lot of money to get links that I could access for free.

Logically, I should just be able to move on. Yet, my brain is full of interminable thoughts of things I’m missing out on by not going to a traditional college. For instance; no dorm, no college parties, no all-night study sessions, connections, no opportunities through alumni recognition, and no structure or path telling me where to go or how to go about it. Even if those things don’t sound appealing to me I can’t stop myself from wanting them. I would hate sharing a…

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