Well to start out I am an 18 year old high school student about to graduate in June. I have been accepted to a couple good schools for next fall but lately I've been asking myself what I want to do with my life. I have been having thoughts about abandoning the college experience all together. Instead of college I've been thinking about traveling the country, looking for somewhere to get a footing on a new life. Maybe head down south then west and eventually up to Canada. I know that going to college would be the safe bet and help me set up my life for the long-distance future but I don't feel I would be happy going to school for another four years. I'm not saying that I dislike school but I feel that I am ready to go out into the world and make it on my own. Ever since I was little I wanted to travel the country and explore the true beauty of it.Also, I don't want to come out of college in four years with a degree in something that is a safe bet but I don't have an interest or passion for. Another problem I see with college would be the insane amount of debt I would accumulate over the four years. I don't want to start my adult life owing thousands upon thousands of dollars for classes that are just a requirement and have no real value in my life. The more I think about it the more I lean towards traveling the country. I love hiking and would try to see as many of our countries natural beauties as I could. I am not talking about traveling for a year before I start anew somewhere I feel comfortable. I could see this journey lasting years before I finally have settled down to life permanently somewhere. I have always envisioned my perfect life living out in the woods in a reclusive house growing my own marijuana plants and just having a peaceful life without any distractions. I honestly don't know what to do right now and I can't take my mind of it because it is something that will decide my future and how the rest of my life goes. I guess what I'm trying to ask from you blades is what advice can you give me/what would you do?