Now the big question is what my daughter will do after graduation. She has decided that she will not go to college right away. I am not sure if she will be able to get a job at this time. She hasn’t had a job before and all she has done is voluntary work that is at the most 3 hours long. She needs her driver’s license and we will try to work on this. She needs driving time. She can get nervous driving. But she is willing to try to do this.
She doesn’t seem to have a strong work ethic… and I am thinking this may be due to the illness. So then we wonder what is she is going to do with her time if she doesn’t work. She says she is going to work on art dolls. She needs to be able to afford the materials though. She might be able to sell some on Etsy.
We think she should go take part time classes at a community college nearby or take correspondence courses. Even if she is only taking one class at first, it will give her something to do. She doesn’t like this idea either because she wants to be able to go Messiah College if she goes to college. This is where my son is going right now. It is not because her brother is there, but because she really like the art program there. I am sure that any community college classes or correspondence classes would be able to transfer. She might be able to get her general education classes out of the way this way. Her grades are a factor her… High school has been very hard for her with her illness. She did get her first grades after starting on her medication and there is an improvement. Community college classes might be able to be a way to get them up so it will be easier for acceptance when she is ready to go to Messiah College. I actually did this when I went to college… My high school grades weren’t the best due to my ADHD, so I started in a community college before going to a four year college.