Hey guys, this is my first post. I'm in a strange situation. I'll try to tell you my life as quickly as possible.
I moved from Baltimore, MD, to Mobile, Al, about 8 years ago. I moved with my mom, while my dad stayed in Maryland. As far away as we are, my sister and I have maintained a perfect relationship with my father, as well as my other family up north. We would visit every summer for three months, and recently my dad visited for 3 days for my high school graduation. By recently, I mean 10 months ago. Currently I'm 18 years old, I'll be 19 in July and this is where my dilemma comes in, bare with me.
My whole life I have always been the kid who was going to go to college and make everyone proud. I never struggled in high school, but it really just wasn't my thing. Well, I never really was excited about going to college. My mom insists that I stay and get my degree in what I want and stay in Alabama. My dad, however, wants me to move with him and learn a trade. He has SO MANY CONNECTIONS AND CONTACTS. He didn't finish high school, and it isn't like my mom has her masters, she only graduated high school, but my dad has been in Baltimore his whole life as apposed to me and my mom only being here eight years and not really meeting anyone important.
Here's my question ( and if you've read it all and you're here, God bless you, because i'm stressing. ) Is it worth it to go to college like I'm doing and have the student loan debt under my belt when I graduate and maybe not have a job? Or should I go to Maryland and learn a trade and make money in those four years I would be in college?really got me thinking.
Overall question, I know making money is never a problem. But will I regret not going to college at such a young age? Would love some valuable insight on this topic. Thank you guys so much!!