Well... it has been three years since I made this topic. I was so done with school when I finally finished high school, that I absolutely did not want to continue with anything of that sort.
I did pretty much nothing for half a year, and then served my military time in the other half.
Apparently a break was all I needed, because I did end up deciding to give university a shot. And boy am I glad that I did..
It is absolutely nothing like high school. You are your own boss. No one cares if you don't show up to lectures. You decide yourself what is best for you.
Another great thing is that you meet like-minded people. There are others near you that have a passion for programming just like yourself, who knew? You don't have to exclusively sit and work on boring homework yourself. Staring at three lines of code for an hour to figure out why it doesn't work has never been this fun! Share the pain.
Maybe the idea of university scares you because you think it might be too difficult for you. And I will not deny that it is a lot of work, quite a bit more than high school. But guess what? It is interesting work. It is exciting, fun work. Of course there will be some classes that you are not that interested in, but that is the minority. You chose this major! This is the stuff that you are passionate about! No more classes that cover the general stuff that everyone is supposed to learn. It's finally time to get down to the nitty gritty and learn the things that you actually want to learn about.
Here I am now, with four semesters on my back. I just successfully completed the hardest class of the major, Operating Systems. I had to implement locking (spinlock, mutex, condition variable,..), multi threading, forking, swapping, and other fun things into a very barebone linux-based os. Three years ago I wouldn't have even dared to dream about being able to do such things. If I can do it, you can do it!
This summer I will start working on my bachelor thesis. I'm part of the team that develops Catrobat
, or more specific the android version of Pocket Code
, which happens to be powered by libGDX! I actually just found out that Mario Zechner (badlogicgames
) went to the same university as I do now.
Funny how things turn out
Take a break if you need it and then continue with university. You will not regret it.