As you get older you realize that there is a big difference between paying the bills and doing something that you really enjoy doing. Life after college is not what your guidance councilor and college admissions people chalk it up to be. The majority of people work jobs that they do not necessarily love doing. Yes, some people get lucky but for the majority of us it is just not the case. That being said, you have a great opportunity right now to set yourself on the correct path so you can afford to do the things you love to do when you are outside of work. This advice goes for all of you looking to go to college or figuring out a major. Do not go to college and major in something you like to do unless there are jobs available for graduates with that degree. It is not worth the worth the money if you cannot get a return on the investment. If you graduate with an art history degree you are not going to get hired anywhere outside of Starbucks. If you graduate with a four year degree in psychology you are going to temp after graduation. The economy is shit right now and these types of degrees are not valued in our knowledge-based system. If you want to graduate, get a job, and afford to ski, get into one of the STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) majors and bust your ass. Companies are looking to hire people with these types of degrees right now. Want to improve you value to employers and increase how much money you make? Go on and get a masters degree in one of these fields. Also, do not go to law school. The market for lawyers right now is beyond saturated and it is not worth the debt for an uncertain job market.
I made some blanket statements and there are people out there who have graduated with degrees they love and have dream jobs. But these people are the exception. Keep the odds in your favor, get a return for all the money you spend going to school.