Argh! I don't know what to do. I want to make a career out of caring for horses (barn manager, ect.) but I also want a college degree, something to make me feel like I've accomplished something. Apparently colleges who provide equine studies are slim in Florida. I can't afford UCF so I found Central Florida Community College. They have a 1yr assistant barn management certificate and 3 other actual AS degrees. I wanted to do the 1 yr certificate to get a bit more experience and knowledge of horses while still completing Something in college. Unforutnately CFCC is located in Ocala, which is 1 1/2 drive to get there (not including any traffic). That's 3 hours of driving a day for a full year. With the prices of gas going up, I'm not sure I could afford to pay for all my classes, books, and the gas to get there.
I can't afford housing and college fees so moving closer is also out of the question.
My parents arn't going to help with any of it apparently so I don't know what to do. I could just skip the college part of it for a while until I either move closer to that college or move closer to a different one. I guess I just feel that if I don't do it now, I wont ever do it and I know how much that would disappoint my parents and me but I also have to be realistic in what I can afford.
What would you guys do?