« on: March 05, 2012, 08:37:37 AM »
In some ways I’m envious of your problem. I would love to have had a career in photography but I can’t imagine it would pay as well as my day job does now. That said, since this is going to be your career, I’d encourage you to stay in school. I grew up in a family where education wasn’t a priority. I was expected to finish high school and get a job. From very early on I was taught that college was for rich kids. So I enlisted in the Air Force and made a career out of managing government contracts. I took a few business classes here and there but didn’t get my degree until I was well into middle age. I’m certainly no smarter because of some piece of paper, but it has opened some doors. There are lots of very successful people who've dropped out of college, and there are some real idiots with advanced degrees. I guess my point is, that while completing your education isn’t going to change who you are, it is a factor in how the world judges you. I’d encourage you to stick it out. In the long run your talent will determine how successful you are, but being able to show your educational credentials will help get you started. Best of luck to you.