What to do with your adult life

Published 7:00 am Saturday, May 16, 2015

Close to 20 years ago I graduated from high school and had no idea what I was going to do with my life.
In the coming weeks many high school seniors will also begin to feel the mixture of elation and confusion involved with moving into the next chapter of their lives.
It wasn’t until spending years in the workforce that I came to the conclusion I wanted to go back to school and earn a degree.
While some seniors have already set their sights on college, entering the work force, or just taking some time off to discover their true path in life, the thing they can all be sure of is there’s no right or wrong path to achieving goals.
The true goal is to find an enjoyable career; at that point it won’t be work, but a labor of love.
For those that choose college, here are some tips. One of the great things about college is that you can choose your own schedule. Be sure it works around your other obligations, such as a job, but also set aside enough time for studying and most of all relaxation.
When at all possible buy used books. They’re going to be used for one semester. They could certainly become part of your library, but don’t forget they can be sold back to the college.
Don’t feel compelled to choose a major in the first year. Even if you have one picked out your mind may change after taking a few courses.
Just like the teachers you had in high school, college professors are there to provide some help if you should need it. Don’t be afraid to ask.
Even if a four-year degree is the goal, Pearl River Community College is a good place to start your continued education. It might ease the empty nest syndrome your parents may be facing as this school year comes to a close.

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