I Want To Be A Veterinarian, Ballerina, Or Writer

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"So... what do you want to be when you grow up?" It's a question we've all been asked. Since I could talk I remember people asking me what I want to be. The answer for a long time was something to the effect of "veterinarian", "ballerina", or "writer". Every time someone asked me, the answer was something different. I got older, I changed, I had new viewpoints and different ideas. I could always see myself doing so many different things. I didn't know what I really wanted. I was figuring it out. What is it that I like? What makes me happy? What motivates me? The answers to these questions are not easy. They take time, development, and reflection. Now that many of us have hit college, the question becomes "what is your major?". When you answer anything other than engineering or pre-med, the immediate follow-up is "so what do you want to do with that?". When you go to a school like Purdue University, everyone has a plan. Everyone seems to know exactly what it is they want to do, how long it will take them, where…show more content…
The question "what makes you happy" is a cliche one with no real answer. But it's all about the idea. Think about that little things that make you smile. Think about what you are excited to get out of bed for. These are the things that I have spent so many hours contemplating. Because the answer to what I want to spend the rest of my life doing is not simple, it's complicated. Very…show more content…
Getting to know yourself is just like getting to know someone else; everything isn't apparent right at the start, you have to dig. You may surprise yourself. Finding out what makes you uncomfortable is also huge. I realized when I was about seven when I started selling Girl Scout cookies that I could never be a salesperson. I would be terrible. I even had trouble selling something as delicious as Girl Scout
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