Good or bad idea? I would love the rest and extra time to know what I want to do but also don't want to lose motivation to go to school.
Also could work fulltime and save up for the poor college days. Profit?
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01-30-2014, 10:03 AM #1
Taking a semester off after high school? Yes/no?
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my biggest regret in life is not taking time off after high school to just experience life, and to come back into it with a fresher perspective
of course its different if you really know what you want to do.. but i wasted 4 years of my life because i didn't take time out to think about things.
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I did and went to college a year later. My math was terrible but everything else was where it needed to be. I ended up dropping out this semester to pursue other ventures but if you honestly know you will go back then go for it. If you're not sure, then go back right after summer. It's not as bad as you think.
01-30-2014, 10:08 AM #10
I did it. Started a job the summer after HS and pretty much started full time right off the bat. Couldnt imagine school with that, but I knew I would go back and it wouldnt be a problem. It wasn't a problem, but if your not disciplined enough....3 Year transformation: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=143999931
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01-30-2014, 10:09 AM #11
If you're taking a semester to evaluate your direction/goals and not just putting off responsibility, then go for it.
Wish I had put more thought into what I wanted out of undergrad instead of just going through the motions. NOT making the same mistake for graduate school.“Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow.”
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01-30-2014, 10:11 AM #13
I thought i knew what i wanted to do going in but after more research found out the job market for my career choice was going down the chitter. Now I've changed my major about 4-5 times.
Will most likely make it but i could've saved ALOT of headache and stress knowing exactly what i wanted to do.
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01-30-2014, 10:11 AM #14
I highly recommend not doing that. You want to go into freshman year with everyone at the same time. You want to live in the dorms and meet people when everyone else is experiencing the same thing. By the second semester, you've already lost out on a lot of meaningful time with people and a lot of friendships have already been established.
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Do it phaggot
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It's a great idea as long as you know your are going back to school if you already have it planned to go in the winter you don't wanna be one of those kids that takes a break and never goes back. I'm glad I took a semester offmiscing since 2011 srs
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Depends on if you think you are ready. If you go to college straight after high school, are you going to be prepared to do the work required to get good grades in college vs high school, because high school is a joke compared to college. Go if you are ready because why waste the time if you know what you are going to school for, but if you don't know what you are going to do, or don't think you'll be able to do well at first, then take the time off.
01-30-2014, 10:27 AM #21
I know so many people who "took a break," and two years later they still can't bring themselves to continue their academics.
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01-30-2014, 10:28 AM #23
Yes do it. You'll learn that you don't want to work a chit arse minimum wage job for the rest of your life, so it'll give you good motivation to do well in school. Plus like you said, you'll have built up some decent cash. Win-win.
Edit: It will also give you time to discover what you want to study in college. You'll also have time when you start college up to, but more time never hurts. You might come across something during your time off that you will really like, giving you more motivation to go back to college and then stick with it. AKA the drop out rate in college is pretty insane (something like 50%, most people drop out at some point, a lot never come back). Do whatever it takes to not be one of those people (unless you have a great idea like steve jobs, mark zuckerberg, etc. buts lets be real tea...)***poops 5+ times per day crew***
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01-30-2014, 10:32 AM #26
I'm all for experiencing life and travelling and all that good stuff.
But I honestly think its better to start Uni right away. If you feel like you need to take a year off then do it after your second year or after you graduate.
But definitely take some time off at one point to go travel and do stuff that you won't able to do when you're older and deep into your career.
01-30-2014, 10:33 AM #27
I wish I would have but it wasn't really an option for me. My grandpa would have killed me.
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