I'v been thinking a lot about what I want out of college. And I think I have it figured out. Lets start by talking about what I want to do after college. I plan on not having a real job. I want to be able to have fun and do whatever the hell appeals to me and get paid to do it. It's a long shot, but it isn't unachievable. Trying to start this career after college would be impossible. My parents wouldn't support me while I tried to figure it all out and my plan to do whatever I want will fail if I tried to start now. I can do whatever I want and that part is easy, But how can I turn it into a profession? that's where it starts to get tricky, I realized that in order to make this plan work I need an edge. That edge could be writing, film making, party planning or something else that can somehow tie into my shenanigans.
Now back to why I'm going to college. This four year span of time will serve three main purposes.
- Let me have fun. I will be able to experience the whole college scene; meet new people, go to parties, mess around and have a blast without feeling to stressed out.
- Get that edge I referenced earlier. I can use this time to learn movie making or take writing classes. I will pursue only what sounds good to me. I AM NOT going to college to get a degree, I don't care whether or not I graduate as long as I can take the classes I want, and avoid the ones that are only a necessity for graduation.
- They put off having to fend for myself in the real world for 4 more years. I will be trying to start my career as a professional goof arounder in college while I have a place to stay and food to eat. So when I leave college, hopefully I will have laid some groundwork and won't have to struggle as much.
Most people go to college to learn and to get their degree because any job they would want would require you to have a college degree. Because I would be working for myself, a college degree wouldn't mean anything so I don't feel like I need to get one. If it ends up working out where I can graduate and get my certificate then excellent, but that isn't my goal.