Dropping Out Of College??

Anonymous (@) 8 years, 3 months ago

HELP. Please anyone. I’m in need of the advice and opinions of people who do not know me personally. Recently, I’ve been overwhelmed by the feeling that I’m living my life wrong. I’m currently finishing my first year in college. I’m getting good grades so my behavior isn’t the result of feeling like I’m failing and wanting to give up. Im working like the average citizen and go about my day like everyone else too. But is this how it will be for years to come. One job/ career path out of college until I retire? Even if that job is one that I love, I’d be ignoring some of my other passions. I’m scarred of dropping out of college because I don’t want my family to be worried, disappointed, and upset. They’ve done and given so much for me. Ive been feeling like a lab rat recently. Just going through the motions of life that everyone before me has done. Is there any way around this? A cheat in the system? I would like opinions from the readers. I’m sure this has been a discussion topic in the past. Do you know anyone who has done this? How did it go? What is your advice? Thanks and look forward to reading your commentary.

A little about me: I see myself as adventurous. Eager to learn new things and help people. I love to travel . Love animals. Love the outdoors and meeting people.

May 1, 2014 at 7:17 am
Anonymous (175) (@) 8 years, 3 months ago ago

Find out your passion.

Once you do, live with it and explore it.

Emily (12) (@ekich) 8 years, 3 months ago ago

Oh, wow…you sound like you’re ready for an adventure! Awesome!! Talking with your parents about this is the hardest part, for sure. For me, it took a while before we could stand on common ground again, but now we are more solid than ever! Showing your independence, doing things in your everyday life that make you passionate, and being your truest and purest self will bring great change and inspiration to all those around you–especially your family. It’s a huge change, and with huge changes come huge challenges. If you feel ready to take those on, do it! And dropping out is not necessarily a permanent thing, you know. There are so many people who take gap years and travel. If you’re not totally in it–not soaking up all the things you’re learning like an inquisitive sponge and feeling totally fulfilled by it–don’t waste your time and money now. College is a huge investment, and it only facilitates a certain kind of learning. If you’re not in that place now, follow your heart and your feet. They’ll lead you to some wonderful things! :) I know this was pretty short, but if you have any more questions about dropping out, talking to your parents, traveling, etc., feel free to send them my way!

Milo (57) (@milo) 8 years, 3 months ago ago

Hey so here’s the way I see it:

If you’re gonna drop out of college you outta have a game plan, at least a path you’re planning to take (you sound like you’re opposed to a “traditional route” but believe me if you got nothing planned you’ll just sit at your parents home feeling bored and shit). Find a job to do (with the options available to you this very well could make you want to go back to college) go work in a kitchen or grocery store or whatever but you gotta do something for a lil income. Keep pursuing the hobbies you enjoy, maybe some volunteer work since you love helping people (or aspca for your love of animals). Whatever you do I’d advise that you take some class somewhere (like a community college or something) This will allow you to continue meeting new people and keep learning a thing or two.

I was always told don’t stress about doing one job/ career path for the rest of life. Find something you wouldn’t mind doing for 5 years and then assess it and move paths as you see fit. Rest assured hardly anyone has a career straight from college till the time they retire. Hell, social security gonna run out so you may never have chance to retire anyway hahaha

Idk, I’m curious to hear what your parents say. They’ll certainly advise you as they see fit. What are you planning to tell them? Best of luck to ya

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