Going to a university is a goal most teenagers feel like they are obligated to have. Media Bo Jackson White Sox Jersey , school, and often parents are all telling them they need to go to a four-year college or better. Some people cannot always afford that or perhaps do not think that is the right road for them. Schools that train people to be a Dentist assistant are just as valuable. Some people will act as if training to be a dental assistant is not a respectable career path, but it is. Perhaps, an occupation is not your reasoning for not wanting to go to a four-year university. Regardless, here are a few options for graduated high school seniors besides college.
Gap years of service can be a really great way for a person to realize their true potential and calling. Going to an expensive school is a scary though if you are not sure exactly what you want to do. Taking a year and traveling around the country or world and helping people could be a really positive experience.
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Going to an occupational school or trade school is another option. If you cannot afford a university or are not interested in that academic of a future this path is probably for you. Jobs like being a pharmacy assistant make good money and only take a few weeks of training. There are multiple ways one can go about being in such a program. There are multiple online programs that prepare a person for such a job. There are also actual institutes were one would go to class. This is great for someone who does not have a lot of money, but needs a higher paying job.
If your grades are deterring you from a university, because you do not think you will be able to get in, try going to a stepping stone school for a year. A more prestigious college will allow you to enroll if you go to a less prestigious college and improve your academic achievement. Just make sure you will be able to transfer your basic credits
Lastly, if the expense of a four-year university is what is keeping you from going Ervin Santana FlexBase Jersey , do not rule out the idea of community college. They may not have the same reputation as other colleges, but they are an effective stepping stone while trying to locate funds for a real university. You can take supplementary and basic classes for a year or so while working in order to save money for a better school.
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Exercise – The time you spend relaxing and taking care of your garden will often pass swiftly. By working at a steady but constant speed you will increase your endurance. The continual physical activity will strengthen your heart, lungs, bones, and muscles.
Weight loss – Instead of paying money to use a gym (that you may not even go to consistently) Frank Thomas FlexBase Jersey , spend time in your garden. Moderate physical labor will help you to burn calories and increase your metabolic rate. Maintaining an optimal weight will help your heart, joints, and blood sugar levels.
Reduced stress – What better outlet for relieving anxiety and chronic stress levels than the joy of digging your hands through the cool soil, watching tiny seedlings sprout, and reaping your first harvest of the season? Nature sounds such as birds singing and leaves rustling in the breeze are soothing to many people. This connection with the natural world enables you to forget your worries for a time.
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Fresh air – Breathing in fresh outdoor air is much healthier than inhaling indoor air that traveled through the same dusty air vent hundreds of times. The fresh air will enable your airways to open more fully Cool Base Alcides Escobar Jersey , which allows more oxygen to your body. Increased oxygen levels to the brain will heighten mental acuity.
Creativity – Gardening promotes daydreaming which in turn stimulates creative thought. Planning and designing your garden also requires creative expression. Research suggests that creative people are more innovative with problem solving, more optimistic, less lonely, and require fewer visits to their healthcare professional.
Stronger Immune system – Scientists are studying how friendly bacteria found in soil can boost the immune system. Contacting fresh soil with your hands isn’t only relaxing, it’s good for you.
Patience – Nature has its own timeline. It takes time for tiny seedlings to germinate and grow. Gardening teaches us patience.
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