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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Growing Up

What do you want to do when you grow up?

This is a question generally asked to children. In elementary school, the answer might be "a princess". A junior high school student might answer "a basketball star". As a high school student, this question becomes more and more surreal. It's no longer an idea, but a goal. But what happens if you don't have an answer yet? I experienced this realization my senior year of high school. Graduation was getting closer and the question "what do you want to be when you grow up?" wasn't going to apply to me for much longer. I was going to be all grown up before I knew it... and I still didn't have an answer.

I was left to scrounge and stumble. To hurry and try to find something that interested me enough to pursue it. School has always been easy for me; I'm a great student, but you can't get paid to go to school, at least not that I know of. I jumped from one idea to another. Maybe I could be a book editor? I loved reading books, and was always happy to proof-read my friend's homework. Or maybe I could be a veterinarian? I have always loved animals, and I'm around them all the time, so why not? But maybe I could be a graphic designer... So many ideas swimming through my head, but not one really stuck with me. I didn't know what to do.

I ended up going to Bakersfield College and getting my Associates Degree in Digital Arts. Why? Because I didn't know what to do. I got all A's in my design classes (like that was hard), but I never really felt confident with my work. My first ideas were never good enough. The only reason I was ever satisfied with my work was after my professors came by and gave me some pointers. And feeling this lack of confidence was what led me to change my major when attending Cal State Bakersfield. I was thinking about pursuing a degree in animal science, so I could become a vet tech, but they don't have any agriculture classes at CSUB. Can you believe that? A university in an ag community with no ag classes!

So now I'm majoring in business. Why? Because I don't know what else to do. That's right. I'm still lost. I'm thinking about getting my Bachelors in business and then going to get certified as a vet tech. I think I would really enjoy that job. So maybe I'm not as lost as I originally thought I was. I used to work at a vet hospital as a Kennel Assistant- cleaning up poo, but I really enjoyed the environment and being around the animals. Animals have it pretty easy if you ask me. They get served their food and water. They can poop wherever they please and have someone else pick it up, and they get brushed and bathed when needed!

That's it! The next time someone asks me what I want to be when I grow up, I'm going to say a cat!

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