Hey Kid: Educated

College isn't for every one.  If it's not for you, find some other source of education and stick with it.  I.e. trade school or apprenticeship.  Even if it takes a very, very long time, get an education. You're going to need it.

Here are a few things that make it a little easier.  These are things I wish I'd known at your age.

  1. Do it while you're young.  (It's easier to process and learn new ideas.)
  2. Do it while you're single.  (Supporting a family makes it difficult to go to school.)
  3. Do it consistently.  (You're more likely to finish if you keep going.  Don't quit with hopes to return.)

I've already talked about the importance of doing it on someone else's nickel (if possible.)  But I want to make sure that you understand that NONE OF THESE things disqualifies you from eligibility.  If you're already old, broke, married with 8 kids and you quit school a long time ago, it's NEVER TOO LATE to return. It's just a little more difficult, but not impossible.  It's never too late to start over, go back or begin.  Never.  Ever.

Just do it.