I would have told myself to continue my education because knowldge is powerful and; be prepared for long term career decisions. The mishap of starting a family too soon would be devastating, having to take on lower pay scaled employment just to be able to support my family wouldn't be sufficient with just a high school diploma. There would be plenty of time for that in the future. Once established with all the necessary tools from a college education, being able to seek a position in one's field would be self-rewarding. Set goals for the future and stay motivated, on the right path and, make smarter decisions. Be self-sufficient and gain financial stability.