I'm a junior in high school and I feel like I'm going through a mid education crisis or something. I know I'm interested in marketing, law, philosophy, government, which are the kind of practical things that I'd actually major in, but also in some more creative and risky fields like fashion and, foremost, film and TV writing. So as you can kind of tell, I'm not really ready to chose one thing to pursue in college.
The past few weeks, I've been thinking about graduating early and taking a gap year in a city like LA or New York, hopefully working or interning at a film or magazine or fashion firm. I'm not sure if I'm being rash, especially because it's a bit late to be making decisions like this, but I can't stop thinking about it now. I live in the suburbs of nowhere and taking a gap year and living a little in the real world sounds infinitely better than the routine and boredom of another year of high school.
That being said, college admissions are my first priority, especially since I'm shooting for the Ivies and schools of that caliber, and I would suffer through another year of high school if it would improve my chances. On top of that, I don't know if my expectations for getting a job or internship in these creative industries is unrealistic, and if I'll just end up in debt and waitressing.
So what are your thoughts? Should I go for it or not?