Hello, I am a high school senior and it is my goal to be captain of a cruise ship or something similar. I was depressed for a long time and unsatisfied with my current life and how people were pushing me to work in finance, so I decided to do what makes me happy. I have always loved the sea and wanted to be a sailor when I was little so I decided that’s what I wanted to do.
Where/how should I go to college? I’m not sure I want to go to a maritime academy, as it may not be the college experience I want with partying etc. Maybe I could join the military, because I think it would give me experience and help me pay for tuition which I really need.
I don’t want to join the military straight out of hs because I want a college degree, and I am ineligible for NROTC because of the community college classes I took in high school. Maybe I could join the reserves or army. What should I do?