I'm feeling lost.
I graduated from high school last year, and now I'm in my first year at Portland Community College. I enjoy some of what I'm learning, but I'm having an urgent, recurring struggle in my mind and conscience.
With all the problems in the world right now, and with all the work that needs to be done in Portland alone, I feel as though I'm wasting my time at PCC. I feel like college is a waste of time. I need to get out, take action!
I already volunteer/work with several citizen groups and non-profits. I'm told that I need to go to college, though, if I plan on moving up. Someday I'd like to be a director of a non-profit, or perhaps get involved with community politics... But I fear that skipping college would be a huge barrier to that.
Also, I'd like to find a paid position right now with some sort of non-profit... Especially any sort of work revolving around youth and/or queer issues.
Does anyone have any advice?