THE ROAD LESS TAKEN BY EVAN KRUEGER
After high school, students are pushed by parents and teachers to find the college that fits them the best. However, is going to college right out of high school the best move for everyone?
For me, going to college was just the first right answer. I wanted to explore the world and follow my dreams, not just follow the mainstream in what society says is right. After high school, I moved to New Hampshire to play junior hockey. This experience made me mature and grow up as I was responsible for myself on a different level than most college students. There was no meal plan, and ultimately I was apart of a business, in which my job was to play hockey. It was treated that way by all my players and coaches.
I realized that when it was time for me to come to college that I was way more focused on my education than I would have been if I had gone to college right out of high school. I learned that the second right answer often leads you down paths that you could never imagine, and this has helped me with my creativity in college. Taking time off after high school, and breaking the robot that I was programmed to be in high school has allowed me to be a more developed thinker and learner. I know there is always another path that can be taken to get to the goal, and this is where my creativity comes from.