I always wanted to be a horse trainer. Ever since I was 11 years old, it has been my dream to go to college and be a horse trainer. But now, the last semester of my junior year and over 150k in debt...im not so sure.
The truth is, I am terrified beyond belief to graduate. I do not think I can afford another year and another 50k more in debt. What horse training job right off the batt will pay for 200k loans AND living? It absolutely breaks my heart that I don't think my dream of being a horse trainer will come true, atleast for a while. I really don't want to push my 150k loan up to 200k.
Do I really need this degree to be a horse trainer? No.
So I have been thinking, besides horses I love trucks. I love to talk about them mostly. So I have been in contact with a few truck dealerships all over the nation. They have been giving me advise on what is expected of a saleswoman and how to be better prepared if I do eventually go for a sales job. Obviously working for a truck dealership right away would be a little unrealistic, I would work for a regular dealership first. Then hopefully specialize after a few years. Being a saleswoman would give me enough to pay off my monthly loan payments and cost of living. If I become successful I could save and maybe have my own horses some day.
If I dropped out of Findlay I could knock down my loans some and after a few years maybe (with the campus classes I already have) finish it out with a marketing or business bachelors.
Another point, my father would be devastated. Its been his dream to see me graduate from college. I cannot even fathom how upset he would be with me.
What should I do? Stick it out and add on another 50k on something I wont even get a job in when I graduate? Or drop out and start my career and start paying off my loans.