I'm going to give you one piece of advice that I think is crucial after high school.

That secret is, don't lose momentum. I know you've put in 12-13 years of school and it feels like you deserve a break, but trust me when I tell you a lot of people never come back from that break.

I'm one of those people that drifted for a year or so. It is tough to get back into the habit of working on something, whether its work or your education, after an extended break. I'm aware that you might not even have a plan, but keep that momentum up. If you're not sure you want to go to school, then jump right in and see what that's like. You could always return to school later and the ease at which you can do that will depend on how disciplined you were during your off time.

You may still have time to address your future with a counselor. I 100% recommend this. Part of the reason I drifted was I had no idea what options were available to me. Find out if you can finance more education or walk on in sports or whatever your passion is. Use the built-in networking skills your school has if you can.

The minute you get out of school you have a job and that's finding where you want to go in life. There's no break. There's no rest. There is only life. Keep your momentum up and keep after it.

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