“What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?” Essay

1103 Words Apr 7th, 2011 5 Pages
Jennifer Smith
English 111
February 16, 2011
Essay One - Revised

“What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?”

We are usually asked this question very early in life: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” It’s one of the biggest questions asked of children, from toddlers to teenagers. It’s always asked to help encourage kids to think of their future. After all, how many children really know what they want to do with the rest of their lives? Oh yeah, there are those lucky few who have a special calling. Many kids will say they want to be a police officer, firefighter, nurse, teacher, and many other professions. Some know exactly what they want to be from the start and go for it. But how many of us as adults, when faced with the
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But after a year and half, I felt it was time for me to move on and find a job. After I left Indiana Bible College, I did the whole random job thing. I was a nanny, worked in a shoe store, a grocery store, and finally a hotel. When I started working in the hotel industry, I found that I absolutely loved it! I loved going to work knowing each day was going to be different. I met people from all walks of life; from the business man to the trucker and even to the traveling family who were just seeing what the road had in store for them before them. Through their eyes, I saw adventure, hopes, and dreams, and even the rare humorous occasion where I found myself shaking my head and saying, “What in the world?!?” During my time working at the Days Inn & Suites, my manager encouraged me to go back to school and consider majoring in hotel management. So, that’s what I did. I went back to school and decided to go for Business Administration. During that time, I was going to do Hotel Management but then I realized that it would limit me to one occupation of hotels or resorts. Then I started thinking, why not go for Human Resources? I could literally get a job in any business with a HR Department. I thought to myself, “Yeah!! Way to use your brain Jen!!” However, the story doesn’t end happily there. I was working full-time and going to school part time. I had no time to study, so I decided I wouldn’t go back to college in the fall. My
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