One thing that many teens find themselves worrying about is the future and what it might hold. Potential careers and where you might like to be in five or six years are undeniably daunting to think about. This feature is going to be the beginning of a segment which will help dissect these future choices for you and alleviate some stress.
What I’m going to do is share varied and unique career paths. My goal is for you to see how each person got to where they are and what motivating them towards their career.
To start things off, I’m going to use myself. Which, if you’ve been reading along with my articles, may be compelling; or, maybe not!
As you already know, I write for Teen Urban News. I also work for a large athletic company that specializes in running gear. So, this might be included in the unique career path list.
A little background about myself: I graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2014 with a B.A. in English. I graduated from high school in 2010, so I’m right in that “where will I be in 5-6 years?” range.
The thing about my career path that I hope you find interesting is that in high school, I did not enjoy English class or writing at all! I always enjoyed reading, but only what I wanted to read.
So, as you can imagine, I really didn’t picture myself doing anything like this. I probably could have seen myself working in my other position, due to my long time interest in running.
I did not start writing until I was about twenty years old. From that point on I’ve basically done whatever I can – whether it be writing for you fine people, or writing short stories on my own.
So if I could sum up any type of lesson from my experience, it would be: do your best to find something you like – but, above all else, be patient.