Hi so I’m a senior at an art high school and I major in music there. I have been applying to all my colleges and doing my auditions currently but something I’ve been grappling in 2020 with is whether college is for me in the first place .
I mean I never felt an inclination towards college just teh idea of leaving my state and continuing my music career. And college use to sound like the perfect thing for that, but all that money for four years and I still have to take random classes like math and English. All the people I admire and artists I love just made music and did gigs until they were noticed, I know that’s slim in chance but that’s what seems the most fulfilling for me.
Debt is a real thing and that was my initial concern. But then I started writing and going over my values and I’m like I just want to perform and sing and sure I know I need to get better but for some reason it doesn’t seem like college is necessary or needed for my success. So community college and seems like the best choice but idk if I would actually transfer.
I just want to feel validated in my choices and there are so many things I want to do maybe even just move somewhere like nyc or la ( moneys needed ofc and stable income ) or travel to another country ( money again needed and housing) but yeah so many options and college is the least exciting one.
PSA. School holds so much trauma for me I don’t know if I should go right away but I’m still auditioning and have applied bc maybe my mind will be completely different by this time next year ?