When I was in college and running a company, I considered dropping out. Bill Gates did, right?
In retrospect, I wouldn’t have known what to do with myself. Dealing with adult life on your own for the first time is maybe not super-compatible with managing a team of other people.
But what about that feeling that you’re missing the boat, and that other, younger, snappier people are getting ahead?
Let’s see a letter from a young reader who is already feeling the OMG-younger-people-are-getting-ahead-of-me pressure — although all of us can be susceptible to it.
Firstly, thanks for writing articles that say “ITS OKAY” and “JUST DO IT” to everything that I’ve been hiding in my mind and secretly dreaming about since I was 13-years-old.
Secondly, have any advice for a college freshman who doesn’t know whether or not to continue her education? I could literally drop out and do what I wanted to do (within the realms of fashion/styling, writing for publications, networking and being a general badass and perhaps starting my own business).
Yet, there are a lot of factors that go into that. Like money. And parents. Etc. Because, even though Tavi G. started Rookie before I had my first boyfriend, I’m still 18. S.O.S.!
I’ve got a lot of questions in my inbox, but I think you had me at “S.O.S.” Good question! And thanks for the compliments.
So the main question seems to be whether you should stay in school.