Alright. So it's not like me to ask everyone on a forum to help me make a huge decision, but it couldn't hurt to get multiple opinions. Sorry in advance for this getting too long...
So here's my situation: I've just finished up my third year of working on a BA degree, with geography major. I was a full time student, and somehow managed to squeeze in a part-time job (whew). However, it was a really, really horrible year (due to happenings that I won't bring into this) and I am going to have to pretty much re-do the whole year (yep, it was that bad). Which means that a) I am really only half way through my degree, and b) my student loan situation is likely to go doooown the proverbial drain.
Anyways, I'm at the point now where I feel like I've totally lost interest in what I'm doing at school. As my Dad said when I talked to him about it "my heart just isn't in it". I don't want to be in the classroom, I don't want to be reading and writing, I just want to get out there and DO something. I'm sick of classrooms and lectures about stuff that I don't give half a flying f*** about. This year I found myself skipping class, not doing assignments, etc. and it was horrible because not only did I waste a year's worth of student loan money, it's going on my record. But, I've taken responsibilty for my crappy, crappy academic performance. And that's fine.
So now I'm thinking that I want to, NEED to, take a year off from school, and just work. I really think I need the break. But what I have to decide next is whether or not I'm going to continue working on the degree when I go back, or if I want to switch and do something else. I've seriously been thinking about starting in a trades program, as I've always been more of a hands-on person. I feel like I have a lot of skills that I could put to use if I could just find something that is better suited to me, and that I actually enjoy.
So, for those of you who took the time to read my babble, thanks! And please (please, PLEASE, puh-lease!) give me some feedback, suggestions, opinions.