This summer has not offered the rest or space or extra income that previous summers have. The intersection of pandemic and the racial justice uprisings is a pretty intense space, and you are holding a lot.
The thing is, there are other options. Whether you’re a student who really doesn’t want college at all or wants to take some time to decide, there are options for you to consider.
What seems the most natural and happiest route for you? If college doesn’t align with your future plans, then consider what does. Are you interested in starting an internship immediately after high school or maybe you are ready to begin looking for jobs that you qualify for and feel most interested and skilled in? These are very big decisions that you are making for the first time in your life.