Most of you might not know this but, I graduated early from high school and the reason I am bringing this up is because we are going to go back in time…a couple of years actually…when I was about to graduate high school…moment in life in which I was feeling super lost and pressured…let’s start with this long story that we are about to keep short!
I was close to graduating and I had changed the career I wanted to go into a thousand times! Trust me, I am not exaggerating! I started to consider becoming an archeologist, immigration lawyer and even an FBI agent…At this point in life, not only was I pressuring myself because I felt like I NEEDED to know by now what I wanted to go into but, to top it off, lets add to all of this craziness: family pressure! I remember telling my family each time I thought I knew what I wanted to be about my “new career” (career that I would later change)! It got to the point where I was told, “At the end of the day, you just not going to do anything!” pobrecitos ya los tenia desesperados!
At that point in life, I felt that the best thing I could do would be to start with my Associates Degree while doing a couple of internships in fields that caught my attention. The first internship I did was for the company that was known back then as, Adelante Media…yes…I choose media first! I started interning with incredible people who taught me incredible stuff and guess what…well a couple of years later here I am…working for the same company I interned with, the only difference being that it is now known as Alpha Media!
What I am trying to let you know…if you’re close to graduating from High School or are a parent of a teenager who will be graduating and don’t know what you want to do and feel extremely confused, you are not the only one! Most of us are or have been through the same thing. My recommendation to you, students, would be to do as many internships as possible to find what your true passion is. Parents, don’t lose faith in your kids and don’t add more pressure to their lives…encourage them to do internships and if you know that they like certain stuff or have certain abilities/skills based on that help them do some research on possible fields/careers they might like.
Remember, it’s okay to be confused!