What Do You Want to Be?
– By Sage Davis –
Fighting fires, treating animals’ sicknesses, baking a delicious cake in a bakery, studying the bones of ancient sea creatures; the possibilities are endless when you’re a young child. Perhaps some of us still hope to obtain those jobs even when we’re older. Or have our dreams changed now that we’re older and more mature? How on Earth do we even hope to obtain a job when we’ve spent the majority of our youth sitting in classrooms in a school building?
Creating beautiful works of art, training dolphins, cooking for gorgeous restaurants; what have you decided to be now? “Fashion designer or massage therapist,” stated Tami Bridges, a junior at Newport High School. “My dream career to pursue after High School would probably either be a music producer or a freelance graphic designer making logos or editing pictures and videos,” comments Ethan Tafoya, also a junior at NHS. “Opening a training area for training service dogs for the disabled and impaired,” comments Rebecca Daigneault, another junior at the school.
Four-year college, two-year or community colleges, CTEs and learn on the job experiences; there are so many options when it comes to deciding how someone would achieve their goals. How is it we plan to achieve our goals even while we’re still in High School? “I plan to take classes such as Graphic Design One and Two in high school, doing tutorials and such to sharpen my skills,” states Ethan. “Make it through High School and go to a four-year college.” says Tami. “I plan on going to college and studying animal sciences and psychology, hopefully majoring in both,” states Rebecca.
The only question to helping ourselves achieve our goals is, does anyone think there are job opportunities for young adults out in the “real world”? Some think not. “I don’t think there are many jobs available to me right now because of my age and my dependence on my family; I don’t live alone or have to make money for my family,” says Ethan. However Tami states, “Anything! There is a job anywhere if you work hard enough.”
Perhaps our dream careers aren’t as far away as we think. Some believe that if you can dream it, you can do it. All of us here at NHS have our own dreams for our lives, and perhaps, if we do work hard enough at it, WE CAN DO IT!
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