Vice President, Life Sciences at Treximo
I think this is an issue many people contemplate, and sometimes struggle with. The expectation of going to college is a societal norm and many people have the conceived notion that's just what they'll do, but you have freedom to do what makes most sense in your life. I've had several friends take a year off after they graduate high school and when they graduate college to do more of an assessment of where they want life to take them.
However, going to college from a practical standpoint it is almost necessary. Depending on the sort of profession you'd like one day, having a college degree is typically necessary. Furthermore, college is often a time where people discover who they are, what they like, define their interests and dislikes, and ultimately grow into their own person. This sort of experience develops you into a more well-rounded person and helps develop future life skills that will be invaluable.
Ultimately, do what's best for you and aligns with the goals you have set for yourself.
I hope this helps!