Advice on life...

United States
September 17, 2010 3:22pm CST
I am 19 years old I graduated high school in 2009 and decided I didn't want to go to college, but now I can't really find a job i like either. I know I can't just sit on my butt all day trying to make money on here on other sites because I don't think it's possible to try to earn enough money to even pay for some of the bills. Right now my boyfriend supports me. He tells me he doesn't mind and since we are getting married I plan to be a stay at home mom anyways, but we don't have any kids yet and I feel I should help until then. So if you have any general advice on what I should do like ways to make a decent enough money online like $200 a month online to atleast help out, or advice about college, or technical college,or community college what was your experience with it easier, harder worse than high school? Or maybe what kind of job I couuld try to get I'm good with kids, an okay cook, and really good with numbers. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
5 responses
@sant21 (43)
• United States
17 Sep 10
Well its nice to talk to somebody your age that is so grown up and responsible, willing to do whatever it takes to make it. When I was your age I did not want to go to college either. I got tired of sitting on my butt,really did not know what I want to do.. Well I went to florist school, ekg tech school and worked at a day care.. Even tho I did not stay in these careers it did look good on my resume that I had so much knowledge in different things. Oh ya wnet to nuses aid school to. The schools weren't long and I did get to try differnet fields while I was deciding what to do.. Go ahead and try differnt things untill you find something you love to do. Now I make extra money doing flowes for people, taking care of people, babysitting etc.. Finally did got to chef school and can now cater on the side. Helped out alot when my son was little.. There are many grants out there for schools that you never have to pay back. You can take alittle job on the side for soem spending money.Just please try differnt thing while your young and you will find the career you love. Best of luck to you and your boyfriend. You'll be fine, just take your time and learn as much as you can.. Take care, Anna
• United States
17 Sep 10
Thank you for the advice! =) I really enjoyedreading it and I think that sounds like a pretty good idea trying new things until I find it because I'm not sure now and I won't know what I like unless I go out and try it.
@sant21 (43)
• United States
17 Sep 10
I'm glad you liked my comment.Ya go ahead and try new things. I'm 50 now and it took me awhile to find what I loved to do, but alot of good experences from all the other things I tried. Also make alot of good friends and have many great memories.. Take care and the best to you..
• China
18 Sep 10
do you like trading? the great day trader is a highschool student
@xtmlove (403)
• China
18 Sep 10
I think you need to take some measures now. First, you could call you friends to help you play close attention to the jobs which you can do well around of them. Secondly, you need to hunt a job by yourself on a positive attitude, not only on the internet, but also on outdoors. Thirdly, you need learn more skills that can enhance the chance you find a job. I hope these measures can help you. Good luck!
• United States
18 Sep 10
Hi BrittneeD, I'm 21 and I'm currently in college. It is harder than high school because when you get to college you have even more responsibilities than you did when you were in high school. You're officially an adult when you get to college. Well at least some are because others just play around. But I mean you can always go back to college so you have something to do. They always hire people at college to work in like the cafeteria's or the bookstore. You can also do odd jobs like someone else said. Babysit kids that live around your area. You can earn a lot of money just by babysitting kids. Take a few days to think about what you really want to do with your life. You have a lot of options and you are still 19 years old. You have your whole life to decide what you want to do.
• India
18 Sep 10
Hi I'm 22 myself and I understand your problem. I think you should try working at figuring what you really want to do with your life. We really are here with a purpose and finding it should be our first priority. I understand you want to help out your boyfriend but don't stress yourself. You could try online math homework help or something of that sort. But I suggest you try going to college. It's the best for you. I know because I go to college. I'm graduating next year. Yeah I think community colleges are your best bet and no, they are not harder than high school. Best of luck.