The big question of when you’re in 11th or 12th grade is are you going to college? And if so what college? Since you have that college figured out, how are you going to pay for it? All of these questions get overwhelming and almost nauseating when you think about it for to long, unless of course you have it all figured out. But most of us gen Zers don’t have this figured and we become anxious and stressed out!

The big picture nowadays for going back to school is…Money! It’s the essential to life and, unfortunately, knowledge. So, dealing with this we feel like we MUST get student loans (if you wheren’t the best person in high school and didn’t get a scholarship) or the inevitability of finding a job once you graduate and start saving up little by little. By that time though you’re already tired, enjoy the paycheck, or some other life altering change happens and effects your ability to go back.

But, what if I told you that it doesn’t have to be like this! Take my little tips, but don’t think that this is the only way to become successful as a gen z adult.

  1. Take a few classes here and there that go towards your degree program. It’s usually cheaper and you will still have time to balance school, work and social activities.
  2. Sign up to take a tax class. YES! DO IT! It will not only help you figure out how to do this lovely thing called taxes, but if you take it at a big named tax firm, you could get a good side job that will pay decent. You will not only make money, but you will also gain experience.
  3. Become an entrepreneur. Okay, okay, so it may sound a little tricky at first, but that’s ok because that is part of the fun! Being able to figure out a product, blog, design, etc. that you want to market can be a fun way for you to figure out what you like and want to do, while possibly being able to make some side cash!

So, we got a few little tips that I have actually done and they worked, but that’s not me saying well this is going to be a one shoe fits all kind of status, because it won’t work that way. I wanted to give you an idea or two on how you want start your journey because I know likely many other young people that it is hard to get life started and how quickly you can become lost, anxious, and down right depressed if you have no idea on what to do.

Therefore, ending on the best note possible, stay positive, creative, and embrace the unknown no matter how hard it may seem. Even in this spiral of realism you can and will find your path that you where meant to travel down.

And as always, I love you all my darlings!


Gen Z