I’ve had the sudden urge to travel the world.
I want to go to Germany, Greece, Ireland, and Spain. So, I guess it’s not the whole world, I guess I want to travel Europe. I want to go on my own with my camera, the money in my bank account, and a backpack on my back. But there is this thing called college that I kind of signed up to go to, so I’m at a fork in the road.
I know from the bottom of my heart that education is important, but I also know that life experiences are just as important. By this point, I know most of you are thinking she should just travel after college. That is a good point, but I’m only going to have so much money after college. I will also be drowning in debt, and I won’t allow myself to make big purchases until that debt is paid off.
Part of me wants to go to college for a year, and after that year, if I still want to travel, I will go. I can start my education, and then come back and take community college classes.
Or, I go to college for four years, pay off my debt, put off getting a job, travel the world, come back, get a job in an impossible job market, and then settle down.
It is all up in the air right now. I need help. I need opinions. I need to figure out what to do with my life.