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Becoming a Freshman Again, Starting Over After High School

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Your whole life you’re told to go to college right after high school. That doesn’t always have to be the case though. Yes, it’s also a good idea to get a higher education for so you can pursue the career that you want to do, but that doesn’t always have to be the case. If you don’t want to go to college, there are plenty of things that you can accomplish in life. However, you don’t want to overwhelm yourself. So if you do plan on going to college, it doesn’t always have to be about school. You can have some fun too, but it’s always good to take a mental break sometimes.

If you’re taking a gap year or not even thinking about going to college at all. Here are some options you can take:

Get a job

It’s always a good idea to get a job just so you have some money coming in. If you’re living with your parents, maybe think about saving up for an apartment to live with friends or move in by yourself. 

Join and Serve in the military

You don’t have to do this, in the military, there are more things to do than actually be a soldier, like becoming a nurse or cook. It has some benefits in it like having the chance to travel the world, and paying for your college whenever you decide to go and give it a try.

Travel abroad

If you can afford it, this would be an awesome experience to travel around the world by yourself or with a friend, you can travel around and see other peoples cultures.

Volunteer

If you’re struggling on what you actually want to do, volunteer in fields you’re in interested in and see if it’s actually for you. You can volunteer for other things that you’re interested in or not even interested in and see if you’ll end up finding out something you never thought that would do.

Start a business

This may sound crazy because starting a business is harder than you think but if you really have something you’re interested in like makeup hair products clothing fragrances anything start little and see if you can get big and start your own business! It doesn’t have to be a huge business, anything would work but you have to be serious about it.


Now for the people that decide to go into college whether it was right away or not, here are some fun things you can do because school can be stressful. Remember to focus on school first before you do these!

Off-Campus Internship

Yes, you’re learning about the career that you want to go into but wouldn’t it be even better if you could actually get the work experience yourself? Doing an off-campus internship on the career you wanted to pursue could help you get the work experience too!

Tailgate at your school’s games!

Football game coming up? Grab a group of friends get into the school spirit and tailgate!

Make good friendships

Also good to have a couple of really good friends

Explore the outdoors

Out of state instate anywhere go hiking, explore don’t just stay inside all day

Party

There’s always college dorm room parties going on but be safe about it.

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