Originally Posted by F4U
I'm very glad I did end up borrowing what I did and just focusing on school, not trying to do both, there is no way I could have had a job and done as well in school as I'm doing. And I felt like school would open up a lot more opportunities than job experience alone.
You did the right thing, you also are working on a more marketable skill than I would have had.
Short version is in 1989 I was very close to getting my private pilots license. I needed 1 more solo cross country and a little more night work, when I was laid off from my job and almost at the same time my instructor got transferred out of state. I started looking into the large flight schools and was ready to start when I panicked at the thought of being $35-$40 thousand in debt with no job, and backed out.
My second biggest regret in my life.