Thoughts about college

Since I’ll be graduating in June, I need to figure out what I’ll be doing past high school. I already roughly know what I want to do, but I’ll also need to figure out where exactly I’m going to do it. When I started at my most recent school, I thought that I was interested in psychology. After taking the first and second course, I realized that I hate psychology. It’s all theories and there’s nothing concrete about it. I was looking for something more physical, not abstract. So I went to the library and started thumbing through all the books, but only a few caught my eye: economics.

A few of my friends down in Playa Vista were getting into economics, and we used to have these super deep discussions about business. Now, they’re telling me how amazing the business at their favorite dog daycare is. Now I’m taking an IB economics course, which can net me some college credits if I happen to pass its specialized exam. I’ve never heard any of the teachers talk about passing rates, so I’m not sure how hard it really is. It can’t be too hard, the economics just kinda clicks with me. I enjoy how it’s partially theory, but there are also tons of proven facts that are indisputable. Money and business are just super interesting to me, so I was looking for a field that combined both business and technology because I’m also really good with technology.

This brings us to the current moment. For the most part, I’ve just been putting off looking at potential courses. Later in the trimester, I’m going to talk to my counselor about any scholarships that I might be able to get. First, I need to decide if I’m going to stay here in Oregon or move back to reno. The majority of my classmates are going to the local community college, so if I go there then I’ll already know a bunch of people. I also need to factor price in. On the plus side, if I move to reno, then I can hang out with Steph and she won’t have to wait multiple years to come to hang out with me. She’s only a freshman, after all.

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