hi Beatrice! I see you're getting tons and tons of advice, and I think pretty much everybody supports your ideas. I have 6 DD's, age 39 down to 23. when my oldest went to college, back in '92, I thought "eh, college isn't for everybody". then I became a single parent in 95. babysat during the day, worked at Mcd's at night. said to my girls, "go to college, get a degree, do better for yourselves, I change diapers during the day and sell burgers at night". hah. between the ex, the girls getting scholarships, and myself, I got 6 daughters thru the degrees they wanted. 4 of them RN's, all working. youngest has PR, she has a very low paying job. the one with the history BA? works at home depot. I'm with the other poster who said, It isn't as it was. you, beatrice, are absolutely right, you may come out of college, thousands and thousands of dollars in debt, for naught.
want some training? do EMT. or try CNA. both of those jobs require just a quick couple months, and will travel with you.
good luck on your search! oh,and the whole kid thing? lol. I get comments ALL the time because I have SIX. people have asked me if I have a tv, was I 'trying for a boy?", all sorts of questions. truth be told? had a very very bad upbringing, abuse beyond the "everyone has a dysfunctional family"; when my father was arrested on my 11 bday, (spent 4 yrs in prison when I was 3 for trying to kill his gf's new bf) I said on that day, I am making a brand new family when I get old enough.
we all have our reasons, usually personal, but I've found that people will ask, usually just out of interest, and I don't worry about it.
go for the dream! ~~tia