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(1) make sure to choose a subject you love first! There's no point in studying something you hate!
(2) Be open to meeting people and making friends. These people will likely be your friends for the rest of your life, and if your lucky, one of them maybe your future partner!
(3) Explore your creativity and new ideas, but DON'T get overly distracted from your studies, ESPECIALLY in your first year! It will be tempting! Stay focused!13
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Well before you graduate you can maybe speak with a consoler or someone there at your school to help you. I think you're going to be fine. You're still living and breathing right now. Take this day by day. You're going to be fine. No matter what happens.
Maybe prayer would help and knowing that God had a plan for your life. As far as getting to know people. Are they good people? Do they support and encourage you or are they just degenerates? Really depends getting to know the right people is a good thing.
Just remember you will miss these days of your life.
Trust me this anxiety you feel is normal and totally reasonable. Maybe you need a talk therapist or someone in the mental and emotional health field to help you through these time even if it is not forever. I think that it might help you.
I am not saying you are mentally ill I am saying that it might be able to help you through things to talk to someone. A trained professional not just someone shooting you advice.
You don't need to decide right away. Many degrees require the same courses at first on your way to getting an associate's degree, so take those general education classes and you will have those two years to figure out what you want your major to be. It is difficult to know what you will want to do for long term when you are just out of high school and haven't experienced much in life yet. Maybe try a couple different types of part time jobs while you begin college so you can get a better idea of what kind of things you may be interested in doing in the future.
If you like working with children, try working part time in an after school program while going to college. Once you get an associate's degree or pass a competency exam (CBEST in CA) you could work as an in class instructional aide. You would get the same vacation time as you would when off for college too.
Also, go to a local community college and use free federal PELL grant money. try to avoid taking out student loans.
Do you have any idea what may interest you?10
Here is what I’ve always advised. After High school, take a year and work. Find a job and also make time to shadow the potential Career fields you may pursue. Learn what you like and don’t like. And find something that truly appeals to you. Then when you know, go to school and become a professional. You don’t need to go to college right out of school. People push that bullshit too much. Unless you have a full ride scholarship, take time if you aren’t sure. School is way too expensive and a waste of time and money if you don’t know exactly what you want to do10
Try stuff as much as u can i tried hand at coding photography sketching and gymnastics when i just completed my school. U never know what hobbies can lead u to. Sometimes u can cash in with hobbies and sometimes u can't. For me coding is a hobby i did memes for just soul while calosthenics is a hobby for health.13
I would stick to your plan and go to college, you can always work part time and if you truly want a distraction from college instead of some guy choose the military after two to four years you will be fully focused trust me on your life choices and career path. Best wishes on your decisions. I spent 18 years in the military and graduated college during.11
Like everything in life take things one step at a time & if you do not know what you want to do next don’t think about it today, think about it tomorrow. As for you think about graduation first & after you graduate go from there & I’m sure you will figure it out.10
Well, as a Uni student. Just pick something with job opportunity. Studies come first in Uni, having fun is fine too but if you're gonna spend 3-4 years and tons of money, you might as well come out with something good (not just various STDs). Listen to daddy and you'll do well 😅10
There's nothing wrong with changing your mind. That's part of the good thing about being an adult is making your own decisions.
I'm a big believer in living your dreams.
Making a plan to accomplish your dreams.
Focus on that now while your parents can still help.
The anxiety of the anticipation is the worst. Just push ahead. You'll be fine.10
Is there a teacher you like who is recently graduated from college? Guidance counselor?25
Why not take a year off. Try just working and maybe do so in a different location to broaden your horizons18
Just go for it. Now is the time to be aggressive. If the first thing does not work for you move on. Your young and have it all ahead of you. Just don't waste time.11
That's always is hard to decide
you can always choose a different path
if you don't like the first one14
Buy a journal, and write down where you'd like to be in five years. Or come up with a plan that suits you but is not to impossible to achieve.10
You don't have to have everything figured out right now. Part of college is to expose you to a variety of disciplines to help find your talents.20
Start meditating think positive its all in the mind20
Do you feel ready to go to a university as soon as you graduate from high school?1
What do you want to do next?17
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1. the scholastic part, about "will you regret it?": I had a lot of the same concerns as you, I had no idea what I wanted to do, worried I would choose the wrong thing, etc. This is normal. So what I did was I focused broadly, on generalizations. I don't know where you are on the planet, but I'm USA based. Here, the unis have a set of rules they have to follow to give you a degree. An example of these requirements is here..
Referencing the photo above, I had to have "Fundamentals of Speech" for ANY degree, regardless of if it is in Fingerpainting or Rocket Science, I made sure to take that course. Taking these "General Education" courses gave me more time to learn about a variety of subjects and which ones I had aptitude and passion for.
"Unfortunately", I am cursed with the blessing that I have aptitude and passion for lots of different subjects. Could be worse!
But if you take your classes in this manner, getting the requirements done first, you will benefit in multiple ways. You will not be distracted by these courses later, and can focus on your specialty. You will also have more knowledge and a better foundation, no matter what your specialty is. Finally, you may find a specialty better suited to you in these "general ed" courses.
2. The update part about should you bother messing about meeting people? Absolutely! Other people are more than just a distraction, they add depth and color to your life. They give you perspective, they will even HELP you to find what you want to do. Much like how I am interacting with you now and giving you perspective, you are going to find lots of interesting people who will open doors to subjects and experiences you never imagined before.
I don't know what kind of person you are, but I would encourage you to keep a balance between your studies and social. That means don't ignore either one or focus too much on one to the detriment of the other.