Go to school, get a job; this is what most high school students of my generation were taught was the correct order of things. My younger self wasn’t built for college right out of high school. If I could go back I would tell Katie that she doesn’t have to fit the standard, don’t go to college because your friends are or your parents told you too. Go find a job get some experience in the real world, figure out who you are as a person and find the things that you are truly passionate about. Start college when you are ready and have the experience to support the decision that you chose to make.