“Now what?” you ask. Well, ideally, by now, you should already be engaged in at least 1 of the following: 1. Packing for college or, if a local campus, making arrangements to register for classes 2. Starting a job or 3. Engaging in the business venture you were dreaming about for the past year or so.
A Word About College: Go for it! Don’t worry about the money, you will find the funds. If you have even an inkling of desire to go to college, do it. I had a ball in college but more importantly, it gave me the professional skills necessary to negotiate work and whatever I needed in life. Being in college gave me a higher level of social skills necessary to establish meaningful friendships and networks of support.
Don’t get me wrong; college wasn’t always easy - especially the social part…and the freezing cold weather, although the campus (SUNY Oswego) is absolutely gorgeous - but I did learn and I remained focused on getting my degree. (p. 33, Validation Denied Grace Bestowed)
And let me tell you…the walk across the collegiate stage is a most exhilarating, magical feeling of accomplishment because you feel a sense of being an even greater possibility for those who WILL BE, interested in what you have to offer!
Still no plans? Nothing? No problem. Stay involved in shaping your future, though.
If you have chosen not to go to college, at least for now, and you already know what your talent/passion/purpose is….
1. Do it AND continue to seek professional guidance – speak with an advisor at the career center in your community, attend career fairs in your area, or if you know someone who is already doing what you would like to pursue, ask them for guidance, an internship or the opportunity to work with them.
We really do not want you to inherit today’s debt…in YOUR future! We want you to be able to take care of yourself regardless of the times.
No matter what….Stay actively involved in shaping your future. Continue the journey towards your best life.
Thank you for reading.
~Quelyn, Author of
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