Next year, or more like this September, I'll be going into Cegep. For those who don't know what it is, in Quebec we have less years of high school and do a 2 year program after it to get into university. So 6 year of elementary, 5 years of high school, 2 years of cegep, and uni.
Now I'm not sure where I am going yet. I applied to two places for health sciences which will permit me to have a career in health care. However, that program is rather intensive. It's not really that bad at one of the public Cegeps I applied to, but at the other private Cegep, the program is apparently excellent and they prepare you extremely well, but it's apparently hell. I am tempted to take the easy Cegep, but I have a gut feeling I should go to the harder one because I'll get a better outcome in the end (a.k.a I'll be much more prepared for uni).
My family thinks though I should stop riding. Take a break so I can concentrate on my studies. I CAN'T THOUGH. Riding is my only physical activity/hobby (beside occasionally playing music) and I'd go crazy if I stopped completely for a year. I also know my grades would plunder, because the reason I get such high marks now are because of riding. I was unable to concentrate in school before, now I can.
I doubt I'll stop completely, maybe I won't have as much time to ride (although I don't see how I could ride less often as I don't ride very often as it is), but what did you do when you were my age? Did you take a break? Did you find time?
I personally hope I can find time. If it means I won't be able to go to parties very often, so be it.