DiDi looking at the bookshelf contemplating higher education
Dear Paws to Talk,
I am 18 years old and set to graduate from high school next month. I am very unsure about my future after graduation day. A few months ago, I applied to a couple of colleges and was accepted to one.
By the end of this week, I have to let the college know if I will attend. I am not sure if I want to go to college. Getting my high school degree has been challenging and the idea of more school doesn’t seem appealing. Also, I will have to take out a couple of loans if I go to college. I worry about being in so much debt.
I want to have a successful career. I believe I can start that now instead of waiting four years. However, I don’t want to regret the opportunity to get a higher education.
Should I go to college?
-Leigh the Human
Howl Leigh the Human,
We admit that you have quite a dilemma but you can’t make a wrong decision. If you choose one path and then want to change directions, you can do it. We do this all the time on our walks. A juicy scent seems to be straight ahead but then we smell that it is off to the left a bit. No problem. We just lead our humans to the left.
Both of our human sisters went to college but we didn’t. All of us are successful in our own ways. While college seems very beneficial, it may not be necessary for everyone.
We suggest putting all of your worries aside and thinking about what you really want to do. You may even want to put a paw to paper and write your feelings down. Don’t let your high school experience or the potential debt influence you. Think about your options but don’t drive yourself crazy.
We think if you go to college you will meet new friends and learn very significant things. If you skip college and start on your career path, you may put yourself years ahead of your peers. Both situations will require hard work.
It is difficult making important decisions. No matter what you choose, you are starting a new chapter of your life.
Keep us posted. If you get a chance, send us your graduation photos.
Bella and DiDi
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