I wasn't planning on going to college. It was not a guaranteed thing or an explicit expectation in our home. Both my parents went to college, but they said that we were each able to make that decision for ourselves based on what we wanted to get out of the experience and what we wanted to do after college.
My junior and senior year of high school, I was making what most people make their first year out of college through my lawn care and landscaping business. I had my younger brother working for me and was hiring friends for bigger jobs. I thought that I was going to just continue to build my company after high school. But then four things happened.