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If you feel comfortable enough doing the typical exploratory freshmen year - I would suggest in doing so. If you decide to continue, that little piece of paper will always count for something.
Another option is to reinvent yourself. Take what you're good at or just generally enjoy doing, and find a way to make money off it. Not saying you'll get rich at any point in time by doing this, but it's a safe bet that you will wake up every morning knowing that you're doing something that brings an enjoyment that cannot be replaced by working for someone else or spending years in a classroom.
Or experiment with different fields of work. Assuming you have a steady job, consider taking a few random classes or certification courses based on things that grabs your general interest. Even consider shadowing a friend or friends parent/your parents, or an acquaintance at a job position that you wouldn't mind learning more about.
I've had friends start their own business' doing; custom auto services - lighting services - decals - detailing - and much more, just from having a passion for something, and going with it.
I'm currently in a similar position as you, but quite a few more years out and tired of the lack of work and decent employers in my field of work. I'm taking this time to learn as much as I can about everything that interests me. Some call it being a jack of all trades master of none, but to me, it just means I can advance in more than one direction vs being stuck focusing on one thing that will lead nowhere.
I'm 27 and graduated from college almost four years ago, and I still have no clue what I want to do with my life.
Trust me, TC.... those feelings are pretty ordinary. Nothing to fret over.
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I didn't know what to do after high school too. I have a widowed mother who is buried under debt from raising four kids on her own. Going to any four year college was pretty much impossible for me.
I knew that not going to a college would close so many doors for my future, so I sucked it up and went to a community college. I didn't know what to do, so I just took classes that sounded interesting. I pretty much get paid go to my classes. The classes cost nothing for me with all the financial aid that is available. I receive a surplus of extra cash on an college account that covers gas/books for the semester, money from FAFSA that covers the classes, and a part time job I have acquired there. Even without any aid, the cost for each semester would only be 2 grand.
Getting a job on campus was extremely easy as well. I currently work in a computer lab, but I also was offered 3 other jobs in 3 different tutoring departments (math/chemistry, English, and physical sciences).
I just finished my second year, and I just found out how much I love calculus and meteorology. I can't wait for calculus 3 next semester, and I'm going to visit the campus of a 4 year college soon.
I started late, but I at least I know what I'm aiming for, and I have zero loans to worry about.
I'll tell you what I tell myself: Don't go into college unless you absolutely know what you want to do with your life. Otherwise you're just going to bumble around choosing a major just to have one and getting yourself and/or your family in thousands of dollars in debt. There are many paths in this life, not all of them start at college.
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