In freshman year of high school, I wasn’t always asked by my friend’s parents “What do you want to be?” “Do you have a job?” “What college are you applying to?”
In freshman year I was mostly asked about the boys I liked and the subjects I was taking.
Now we skip to the end of those four years of high school; we skip to the part where everyone knows what college they want to go to, what they want to major in, and what their dream job is.
One time when I was traveling to visit a friend that lives sorta far from me. Their mom had picked me up from the train station. I was alone with the mom because my friend couldn’t go for some reason. During the car ride to my friend’s house, I was asked multiple questions about my future.
She asked me about what college I was going to, when I would be getting my license, what my job would be, where I would be going to school, and if I’ve saved up any of my own money for going to the school I wanted to attend. Each question after the other, she barely gave me any time to answer the question before she popped up with another.
I really didn’t mind the questions she asked, I just had no idea how to answer them because I didn’t know. I hadn’t exactly thought about them.
Today, I only know what school I want to go to. I still don’t know what I want to do or what my dream job is.
We are only teenagers, we don’t have to know every little detail about our future. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t think about it, I’m just saying we don’t need to add to our list of things to stress about.
My grandfather had always told me that I should just study. Study something, anything. Just study. He said that as long as you study and read all that you can, you’ll be ready for anything.
No matter what we pick, what we do, what we don’t do; we can always change our minds.
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