Thank you for your advice pinewood11. I already have an outlet much like that in music, but I'd probably want to find something more academic to delve deeply into as well. The issues arise with my noticeable lack of follow-through, which is something I guess I can work on over time. I do have specific interests that would lend themselves to independent study, but I've been spread thin for several years like many high school students, so ideally, college would be a time for me to start to pursue those interests with more focus, but I also need to work on my discipline. Not sure where to start there.