The Tragedy of the Career Fair

About 2 weeks ago, the grade 8 and 9 students had the chance to attend the career fair. “Career Fair”. Even the name sounds scary. It is crazy to think that grade 8 students should be thinking about their future so early in their lives. I’m only thirteen. I cannot be expected to know how to live the rest of my life. It’s frightening. Although I am now older and responsible but,deep down, I am still a kid that does not want to think about the future only the present. Even though the future is scary, the career fair showed me how uninterested I am in some careers. The career fair did nothing but prove to me how much I truly want to study medicine. Seeing others talk about their jobs of working in the library of running hotels just bored me out of my mind. I am not trying to be disrespectful to them but ever job seems boring to me compared to the field of medicine. I want to be a doctor. That’s final. Yes I’m still a kid and yes I have some many other choices but even as a kid I was smart enough to choose ice cream over brussels sprouts. Working as a doctor is my ice cream. Honestly I ┬ádon’t think that choosing a career is what freaked me out. It is probably the fact that I have my mind set on my career and all everybody does is tell me how hard it is going to be. Life is hard. I can handle it. But who knows maybe next week I’ll have my heart set on becoming a garbage man. Life is to short to think so much about the future. Goodbye as I return to the present.

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