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By Hannah / 5 years ago

When I was really little, I wanted to be a teacher.  In fact, up until this year, that is the only career choice I’ve ever considered.  This year, though, I thought about the other things that I might want to do when I grew up.  It surprised me how many different things I would be interested in.  It also kind of scared me.

Because all I ever considered was teaching, I felt prepared.  I knew what I was going to do.  I felt stable.  But now, since I have all of these choices, I feel off balance.  I feel kind of excited as well, when I think about the other choices I have.

One career I was, and am, considering is being a nurse.  I’ve never really been phased by needles (even though the thought of sticking them into people is scary), and I really like helping people.  I also really love kids, which led me to thinking about being a nurse in pediatrics.

I love action, and I’ve always been a rule follower.  I enjoy watching crime TV shows, and I enjoy a mystery novel every once in a while.  I’ve thought about being a police woman, or a detective.  It would be a hard, but exciting, career choice.

Thinking about being something other than what I always thought I would be is strange.  I like the opportunities it opens up, and yet it makes my future seem so unsure.  It also opens up a whole plethora of new questions.  Where do I want to go to college?  Where do I want to live?

Even though it’s scary to think about everything I’m uncertain about right now, I’m glad I have the time to think about what I want.  Maybe when I get out of high school I’ll know what I want to do.  Or maybe I won’t.  Who really knows?  However, I guess not knowing is part of the fun.   See you next week!

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