I graduated high school on May 22,2015 near where I live. Around 10th grade I had to start thinking about if whether or not I wanted to go to college. At first I did think about going, but did not know what I would be going for in the first place. There is more work in college, tests you have to study hard for and it is very difficult to keep your grades up. I always struggled in school so at the beginning of 12th grade is when I decided to not go to college and the reason why I made that choice is because if I struggled in high school there was NO way in the world I would pass college as well as I did not want to make myself a fool or even look bad if I dropped out. My family always reminded me that I could never do college so I agreed with them and just went into the real world working. I worked at Petco first did not like it there so I quit, then after a while waiting I started at a Family Dollar Store working part time. I have been working there for a while now.
Those of you are reading this and are still in school I am going to say that it is true, college might not be for you. A good Bible verse that might help you in your decision making is: Jerimiah 29:11 says ” For I know the plans for you, says the Lord, “They are plans to prosper you, not harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future”. Whenever God created you in His image before you were born He already had your life planned the question really is are you going to allow Him to guide you where He planned you to go or are you going to make your future about you?God knows what He is doing if we allow Him to take control over our futures. After high school I started working to find a job and eventually I found one. If you are going to college, always study hard and do your best. Just because you decide to not go to college does not mean your not good enough it just means that God has a different plan for your life in mind. God’s ways are always better than our owns even though we might think we know what we are doing.
So I did not go to college because I already knew I would never make it, but a question that I get asked a lot is “Heather, if you did decide to go to college what would you go for”? My answer now would either be Photography because first I enjoy taking picture of different things that God created in His image. There are so many cool things to take a picture of and see how it turned out. If you are a photographer than you are able to make money by taking different people’s photos which I think is really neat.
Since I decided to not go to college it has helped me with money because I am able to save money up for something really big that I might want some day or in my future. I love saving because the more you save the easier it might be to earning yourself to something you actually want down the road which we will talk about later. Some kids now a days are saving their money for college because they want to make their dreams come true so college might have to be an option for them. The future is in your hands you decide what you want to do with it college or no college just remember you are a smart person and you know what is best for your life. Always chase after your goals and show people that if you put your mind to it your goals/dreams will come true in the end.
I know that this is a short blog, but the questions that I am going to leave you with is: 1. “Did you go to college?” 2. “What did you go for”? 3. ” What encouragement do you have for those who might be deciding to go off to college”? 4.” What lesson did you learn from reading my blog”? Thank you for reading my blog today and hope to hear from you.