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  don’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.

Inside My Head

Recently we have watch Inside Out during Life and Learning and I have found it to be a very interesting film. Although it is a cartoon made for children it has a much stronger meaning that is about how your memories are what create your personality. I have reflected on what my 5 different personality “islands” would be and this is what I came too:

Family Island

My family means everything to me. The support of my family is what made me the person I am today. My family is the backbone to my personality. They are all there for me when I need a shoulder to cry on, or I need help making an important choice. I also know that no matter what happens in my life, my family is always there for me. Although I am an only child, my family is huge and spending my childhood in Iran really showed me the importance of family and how valuable your relatives are.

Friends Island

Friends are the key to happiness. I truly believe that I would not survive in the world without the great friends I have standing by my side. Sometimes you just need someone to talk to, laugh with, or even cry with. I trust my friends because I know that we will always be there for eachother and create great memories together. Not all my experience can be happy in life but with my friends even the hard ones can work out.

Music Island

Music is my way to release any feelings I have held back. There are somethings that you do not want to share with the world but you still need to let it out. Creating music is how I find time for myself to release all the emotions I secretly feel. When I play my guitar, I always play the songs that connect to my mood at that time. It does not matter if I am angry or happy or sad, no matter what emotion I feel, I can find a song to relate to it. Creating sounds and tones are what drive me. I listen to a wide range of music genres so I can experience all the different messages that the songwriters are sending.

Nature Island

Some people prefer to play video games or play sports indoors but I prefer to be out there in the real world. When I am in nature it gives me time to forget about everything going on and just focus on the present. Sometimes when I am stressed I need to go for bike ride around my neighborhood just to relax a bit. I feel as though I can be free in nature and if I had a bad day, I make sure to go out for a jog the next morning before school. I have come to realize that being in nature helps me settle down and be myself.

Education Island

I find it important to develop more knowledge. I love to learn, certain things. I understand that school is preparing us for university and life but I find it quite useless studying certain subject that I have no interest in. I have a great interest in science and would like to go to med school in the future and this is my learning is such a huge part of my life. My mind does not care about certain subject. My mind shuts down for studies I am not interested in but wakes up in science. My education is something that defines me and I am glad I know what I want to use my brain for.

My personality

During Life & Learning, we did a quiz on our personality. The results of this quiz for me was ENFJ ( The Protagonist ). I leaned many things during this class and a few were very useful.

Under the category  of  career paths, I leanred that I would be more likely to get a job that helps people. My personality is a type that my actions are always made to please people. Job’s such as teaching, counselling or politics came up for my personality.

Under the category of strength and weaknesses, it shows all of my personal weakness and strengths. A strength was that people with this personality is that you are tolerant and reliable. You are also charismatic and natural leaders. A weakness can mean that I am too sensitive and too selfless.

 

I think that overall this test helped me figure out what I might want to do when I am older.

 

Study habits ~ 2 stars, 1 wish

Homework can sometimes be hard to deal with. Study habit have their own way of developing along the way. Whether they are positive or negative is your choice. One of my positive study habits  is that I do my homework first thing when I get home from school. I do this so I can be relaxed for the rest if the day but ti is hard when I sometimes get home late. Another positive study habit I have is that I always have a small snack beside me. I do this to keep my energy up and  stay focused. One thing that is a negative study habit is that I get easily distracted by electronics or friends. I can also get distracted when I suddenly remember something and that makes me zone out and I forget what I was doing very easily. Overall I do have some positive and negative study habits but everybody does.

My Values

This week in Life and Learning we were discussing what our most treasured values are. That is when I started to think a lot about my values, I decided that the thing I value most is definitely my family. I was born in Vancouver but at two months old my parents brought me to Iran. I grew up with my family all around me. my cousins where my best friends and the time I spent with them was the best time of my life. when we came back to Vancouver and only went to Iran for vocation visits. This made we realize how amazing the time i spent with my family was and when we go back on winter and summer vocations I try to cherish every moment. Family is 100% the most important and most valued thing in my life.
Secondly I also value my education very much. When I go to Iran I see many children who live on the streets. My parents always fought me to be grateful of the opportunities and options I have. My dad once told me that I can do anything I want to but those kids ont he street can not do anything but hope for someone to put a penny in their hat. I always try to do my best i school and I am so blessed to have such wonderful people in my life to prepare me for my adulthood. I cannot imagine my life without going to school and learning different materials I will need to be a successful adult. I may not be the Einstein of the school but I do understand the importance of education and how I should try hard.
Friends are defiantly one of my top values. I had some struggles with some people a little while ago but my friends that stood by me are my true friends. My true friends always support me when I do not feel confident. They are like my cheerleading squad for when I am down. My friends are something that I could not imagine my life without and even though we get in arguments I know that we will always be there for each other.
I also value basketball. I also play volleyball but basketball gives me this different feeling of teamwork that is just not the same. I am also on a competitive swim team but playing basketball on a team is very different. basketball Helped me become closer to some people who were not my best friends. It is also one of my ways of staying active and healthy and it is something I try to improve everyday. Basketball has developed me as a person and it is something that I will continue to do.