Mom Told Me I Have To Go On To SchoolSchoolMom Told Me I Have To Go On To School<div class="ExternalClassE0FC39DABAB34B2083177F8276D40B3E"><p style="font-family:georgia;font-size:16px;">​<span>I'm sort of at a crossroads at the moment. I graduated High School this past May of 2016, I went to college for a little while but after a mix of transportation failures, Severe anxiety, and a realization, I withdrew. Discussing it with my mother I spent the remainder of the year working part time and doing what I love to do, which is making movies, and is ultimately what I am trying to peruse a career in. But earlier today my mother told me that I have to go to school for something in order to open the doors for me. While she isn't wrong I am not interested in getting into tens of thousands of dollars in debt. Not to mention, I wasn't the best student in high school when it came to Math and Science. She brought up the idea of trade school and two-year degrees, which I am looking into but none of them really fit in with what I want to do other than maybe entrepreneurship. I had a plan to start gaining enough income from various video work and then leave my furniture Retail job. The thing is while whichever I do there is an uncertainty factor, however, if I pursue the film/video route, there is that chance it won't work out and I won't have a degree to back it up, but the same can be said for a degree, but for reasons I can't explain now, due to the fact of it being 2:30 am as I am writing this, the former path sounds more promising than the ladder, it may sound strange, but it does. I don't have the slightest idea on where to go next, I am clearly in need of some Guidance. Thank You. </span></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span></div><div class="ExternalClassB446C00679324EDE860DACAAC1B38139"><div><div class="ExternalClassE0FC39DABAB34B2083177F8276D40B3E"><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"><span>Deciding the path to take can be confusing. There are so many factors to consider but ultimately, we feel that having a degree of any kind is something you can always fall back on.  Most organizations or companies will not hire anyone without a college degree.  As long as you have the bachelor degree, they can train you for the rest depending on the job.  If you are looking to do film and production, wouldn’t you be interested in taking classes based around that?  What about going to the two year college for all your basic classes and then making a decision from there? Right now you don’t have to declare your major, you can take a few classes at first so it isn’t so overwhelming. </span><br></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"> </span><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"><span>College is a huge transition for most young adults.  You’re still young enough where you need that guidance but old enough to figure out some things on your own.  It is a tough age to travel through.  It is complex and it takes time to learn to navigate through it all and through all the demands of family and friends as well.  Take your time to make your decision.  Give us a call and talk with our counselors to get some perspective on things if you’d like.  We all come from different backgrounds so maybe that would help as well. </span><br></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"> </span><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"><span>We hope to hear back from you. We are here all the time.  24/7.</span><br></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"> </span><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"><span>Take care,</span><br></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"> </span><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"><span>Naina, counselor</span></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span></div></div> </div>20

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