Have you ever been asked a question and just stood there pondering what the answer might be? You originally thought, “ Oh yeah that’s easy,” but then realized that you had no clue where to even begin answering the question. I personally love the quote from Friedrich Nietzsche which says, “ He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.” This quote brings to life what I am trying to accomplish in my own life, which is why I have taken such a liking to it. As a senior in high school, my aim is to attend a college next fall and pursue a career in dentistry. In order to get a head start in the process, I decided to take a few college classes to take care of some prerequisites as soon as possible.
Preparing For What Is To Come
Ever since I was in grade school, I dreamt of attending college. I never truly understood what college meant, but I knew that once I got to that stage in my life, I would be one step closer to experiencing what the real world has to offer. Even today, it seems as though school has taught me very little on how to maneuver through reality. It is crazy how fast time flies by, I mean look at me now: I am currently taking a college class while not even being in college itself. I bet my younger self never saw that coming. Now as a senior in high school, I have turned my focus towards my future career goals.
One of my future career goals is to become a dentist. As most people know, a career in the medical field is not easy to obtain and can be extremely time consuming. My aspiration to become a dentist has motivated me to dive into my studies so that I can have the opportunity to shrink the time span needed to become a dentist. I have always believed in finding ways to get things done quicker and more efficiently. By taking this, and many other courses, I am trying to create a shorter route to the destination for myself. The road may be rocky here and there, but all the hard work will be worth it in the end.
No One Said It Would Be Easy
Speaking of hard work, unlike some seniors, I have chosen to push my limits this final year of my highschool career. I have enrolled in many AP courses including: AP Chemistry, AP Lit, AP Government and AP Spanish V. Even though it may be a tedious and grueling way to finish off highschool, I am preparing myself for my college years. Knowing that one day all of the late night study sessions, sleepless nights and endless school work will come together to create my dream as a kid. Even though I may still be very young, it is never too early to begin thinking about your future. I hope to one day have a family, and I want to provide for them to the best of my abilities.
I may not know what college has in store for me, but I do know why I want to be there next fall. Through self determination, I hope to achieve my academic goals that will lead me to a successful future. By getting a foothold on college today, I will prepare myself for the real world. I want to succeed to create an opportunity for myself and my future family. Even though I may not be an actual college student, I am shaping myself to become one through courses such as this. Just like Francis Bacon once said, “Knowledge is power,” we too can achieve greatness through our academics.