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Life After School

Irvine : CA : USA | Jun 13, 2009 at 3:31 PM PDT
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Here I am, just finished my first year of college and having a serious discussion with my counselor on what I want to major in and do as my career in my life. When it finally dawned upon me, how should a nineteen year old kid know what they want to do in their life when all they have done is school? Our society is structured for kids to go to school from a young age of four or five at pre-school, once done with that we move to elementary school where we are taught the basics of math, english, science, upon that we move to middle school where we are in the "transition" period of our lives. This is where kids start developing there young minds and forming their own opinions on subjects that they now can understand. From middle school we move to high school, which is where some kids find themselves and form the foundation of who they will be and what they will be doing for the rest of their lives. Yet if you are like the majority of the eighteen year old kids who graduate high school you have NO idea!! You have many questions that have yet to be answered and if you are not confused then you are truly lucky because you are far beyond the majority of your peers.

You now just graduated high school, a teacher or administrator just took your tassel on top of your cap and moved it from the right side of your head to the left and as if switching a light switch on your life has now begun. It is like judgement day for an eighteen year old kid. The tassel has been moved so now your life begins. This is where I ask the question to my counselor, " if all I have done for the past eighteen years of my life is school, then how am I supposed to know what I want to major in and possibly do for the rest of my life?"

jfilia55 is based in Irvine, California, United States of America, and is a Stringer on Allvoices.
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