So first college experience did not go well. I attended a top art school right out of a regular public high school. College started great! School work, meeting people, party. Then school really settled in and things were different than what I thought. [Before attending the school I did ask alumni and current students at the time, what to expect from the school: environment, professors, students. Anyway maybe my questions at the time were too vague.] It's an art school, there's actually more work load, meaning you not only have to deal with the academic but also your studio work time. Not that I did not do the work, it was just different for me. Environment was different too, I never really identified with a group. Eventually when workload piled on, there was A LOT to do. Still I was stubborn and did not want to give up.
My last semester at school, I worked my butt off and it showed! That I have the skills and drive to do what needed to be done. However, by then I was also drained. After three years at the school which felt like it got me nowhere, I asked the school for time off which was just around the same time when they said yes, you need time off but also we are letting you go.
It's about to be exactly three years to date since I dropped out of school. During which I have done some traveling, working, and meeting people: some very successful; others: have not had any advancement (in work or personally) for the past 4,5 years. I do not want to be, that. Influenced by work, it got me thinking that maybe art school is not the greatest idea. Maybe psychology, not in the clinical term but in helping better management position, would be more lucrative solution to where I want to get in life. My question is, where/how to start?
[I am in the nyc area, it would be great to stay around here]