I know this is a weird thing to say, but I really don’t care too much about college. (If you are a college reading this… ignore it) The fact is that I’ve learned everything I know about my trade through the internet and have been hired by over twenty people, made four digits of profit this summer alone and have designed my own website.
I’d love the experience and the practical skills, and the more polished abilities, but in all honestly, I’ve never stopped learning from the internet and I’m never going to stop, and if college becomes some expensive way to prevent me from making money doing what I love, I am not about to do that.
I think college is a great opportunity, and I’d love to scrape the metaphorical crap of this town off my sneakers, but I’ve already been successful as a self-taught/self-employed graphic designer and I’m afraid school will once again come between me and my passions as it has for the past 12 years of my life (Okay, closer to 4).
I didn’t realize this post was going to be so long or so overwhelmingly soaked in angst, but I really needed to say it. If this prevents me from getting into college, I didn’t write it.