When a senior graduates from high school, it is the start of a new life. The ending of high school is shared with tears of joy and tears of sadness. The joy is formulated by the realization of completing the journey of semi-adulthood. While in high school, a student is responsible for committing, regardless of their feelings. However, once the high school diploma is in their hands, it is exactly in their hands. The future of the high school student is right in front of their faces and it is a joyous feeling.
After high school, a student will pack up, leave, and move into a dorm with another person or rent am apartment with five other roommates, right? Somewhat. There are other ways to have a life before attending college, and that can taking a break. One may be confused about which direction to take in college, and another may not be financially stable. These reasons are more common than you might think, and it can detour many plans, and offset goals that most students have after graduating from high school.
The ones that graduates confused may already be in the mindset that they have failed in some big type of way. In this case it us untrue. Taking a year off before starting college because of being unsure can be smart in a way, if thought out, worked on with parents or other close advocates who want you to be successful in the future.
School can be tiresome for those not best designed to spend a lot of time in classrooms sitting still, and taking a break can be a great way to energize oneself to become more focused. The process of being in school takse twelve-plus years, and in those twelve-plus years, a student is required to learn something new every single day, and each year it gets harder and harder. When the time comes to choose whether you want to go to college right away, or perhaps take a semester or year off (like many students in Australia do), get the advice of those you trust. Make a plan, and set a goal about when to return for your education, so you don’t lose track. Getting a job or volunteering at a local hospital or senior citizens’ home to build up your skill sets and experience until going back to school might even light that spark, and get you back in the frame of mind for learning.
Contributed by Tyler Dickerson