to many kids get caught up in the "college for all" trap. then they go off to college spinning their wheels and end up either dropping out or getting a worthless degree.
When you get out of highschool your goal should be a job, a job you can tolerate doing, one that is in demand, and will pay you enough to be happy. Generally you are gonna have to learn how to do something someone is willing to pay you for. Now you can get those skills in college, at trade schools, in the military, as a trade apprentice, merchant marine, or other places. The bottom line is learning how and being able to do something someone somewhere will pay you for,
Education for the sake of education with no job at the end attached to it leaves you with 40,000 in student loans and practicing the phrase, "You want fries with that?" Never say, "I want to study this in college" always say I want this job now what kinda school/background/ training do I need for that job.
So my advice, try the rodeo if you succeed and strike it rich thats great. If you try and fail look at going to school, Army, or trade school to learn something marketable. I would rather try and fail than be old sitting in a recliner saying shoulda woulda coulda.
Seriously you are young and single, Stay single, NO KIDS, and you will have lots of options ahead of you and can live really cheap while you are getting started and trying things out.