The Inevitable Future

Before starting high school, you may have been asked, maybe, once in a blue moon questions like “So, what do you want to do when you grow up?” and you’d answer not thinking much of it. Once you walk through the doors of that big high school campus it seems to be the only question you get asked, and it feels like you answer that one question about 6,000 times a day. Along with the “So, where do you want go to college?”. As a freshman, those inevitable ‘after high school’ questions seem so distant, but every time you’re asked one of these questions, you can’t help but to start to question what you really want to do with the rest of your life. How do you really narrow down what you’re most passionate about in the world. There are so many great people that have done so many astonishing things in our time; how can I match up? How can I make an impact in this world? I guess that is just our inevitable future.

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Did you know that about 66% of people in the U.S.A immediately enroll in some sort of college the fall semester after their high school graduation? No matter what you decide to do after you graduate, it’s your future and you have to admit, it is sorta scary. As of right now, I believe I want to go to Florida State University and major in journalism, then go to the University of Miami and get my criminal law degree. That has changed so much in the past few years though, I wouldn’t be surprised if it did again, and again and again; but as for right now I feel as if that is what I want to do with the rest of my life. I would love to be a big criminal defense lawyer and defend people who have done wrong in their life, in big trials. I would also love to write a book, and some day, maybe I’ll be a New York Time’s best seller.

That is all in the future. I just got through my first week of high school, so I am sure there will be period of time when I’ll whine and complain and say how I don’t want to go to school, but this is my future. When someone asks me one of those ‘after high school’ questions, I honestly can’t help but imagine that moment when I walk across the stage at graduation and I just feel so lost, as do a lot of my fellow classmates; I’m sure. No matter what I choose to do in the future, I know it will be something I love, if it wasn’t; I wouldn’t do it.

For more information please visit:
http://nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/display.asp?id=372

Edited by: Steffany l.

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