I go to a very prestigious art school in Chicago, and I wish I didn't. I commute (from Wisconsin) so its a two hour commute, and while this makes things somewhat more complicated its not why I hate school.
All I do while I'm at school is think about going home and living my "real" life. I'm not a lazy person, I really really enjoy things that make me feel like I have a purpose, but I don't enjoy doing useless things. Nearly everything I do here is so pointless, Im taking classes that pertains to my major, but I feel so trapped.
My classes are boring at best and I don't care about them at all. I feel extremely overwhelmed with all of the classwork and worse, I'm unmotivated to do any of it because in the back of my mind I know it is pointless. I hate being treated like a child especially since I get none of the benefits. I live on my own, I pay my own bills, buy my own food, ect. But I'm living in this weird in between mix of child and adult, when I really just want to be the adult.
I think I'm going to drop out of college because I really and truly hate it, (its been almost a full year of me being here.) Anyone please help me work through this. I don't want to ruin my life, but I don't think college is for me.
P.S.- I appreciate any help, but if you are one of those "you HAVE to go to college to have a good/successful life!!" please don't comment. It's 2018 and we all know thats not true. Otherwise thanks for any and all advice!