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August Angst, UnCollege Version

August Angst UnCollege version

Here is a little verse written back in 2011 to help you if you are wondering about what educational opportunities you might pursue after high school.


The time is now here

To face your great fear

What should you do

About college this year?

Public or Private, Community or Ivy?

Which major? Which field? What kind of degree?

How long will it take?

What will your debt be?

And will you find a job when you finally get done?

Or only have debt with no time for fun?

Oh so much pressure

To go off to college just like everyone.

Because, if you don’t go

I am sure that you know,

“Would you like fries with that?”

Will be your unending woe.

Isn’t there only ONE road to success?

And if you don’t go won’t your life be a mess?

“You can’t all be Zuckerberg,”

People love to profess

But what if there IS a door number four?

A  great way to learn and not become poor?

To use creativity

To follow your heart and even learn MORE!

What about that idea I’ve heard called UnCollege?

Outside of classrooms you still can gain knowledge,

You can learn in the world,

Without paying a mortgage!

Reading, and research, travel and more,

Internships, mentors and experience galore!

What do YOU want to learn?

Let your mind soar!

It’s not for the lazy, nor the faint-hearted.

You’ll need to work hard and have to get started,

Finding work-shops or conferences,

And attending events even if you get carded.

Look everywhere for ways to connect:  Facebook, Linked-in, Twitter and lo,

Amazing things happen when YOU  help YOURSELF grow.

So forget the limits, reach for the stars!

And as Dr. Seuss said, “Oh! The places you’ll go!”


How do you handle your angst about choices you are making?


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