Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Purpose. Definition: The object toward which one strives or for which something exists; an aim or a goal.
Many of us have to think about our purpose in life. As hard as it is to think about. You might be thinking "I don't have a purpose in life..." or "I don't know what my purpose in life is..." This is exactly how I feel. I feel lost in life sometimes. It seems that a lot of my friends know what they are doing with their future and where they are going to college. I, on the other hand, do not know either of these things. I do have some ideas in mind of where I want to go and what I want to do with my future. But for now my purpose in life is to make it through high school.
One of my purposes in life is to be a good daughter to my parents. Although I am the farthest thing from perfect, I can still try to be everything that they want me to be. Such as nice and kind to my fellow students and adults. Doing my best at school even if I do end up getting a B. But most of all my parents want me to always be myself. My energetic, goofy, bubbly, smiling self. They also want me to try my hardest and give one hundered percent effort in everything that I do. Whether it be show choir, school work, sports or other activities. If they do not think that I am giving it my all they are not afraid to sit down and lecture me about it.
When you look into the bright skyscrapers in New York City you often see big, colorful, attention-grabbing, posters. These were done by some of the WORLDS top graphic designers. Not just in the United States, all over the world. Many people think that graphic designing is not a big deal. They also think that graphic design is really simple and easy to do. Well, both of those are wrong! Graphic designing IS big deal. Without graphic design we would not have big signs, banners, posters, etc, like we do now. If you have ever gone in our cafetieria there are the ‘Got Milk’ posters hanging up. On one poster there is a female skier with fire coming off of her ski’s. Who do you think did that? You’ve got it. A graphic designer. Graphic designing is not as easy as people may think it to be. It takes a ton of creativity, hours of coming up with a fun design or logo, and countless amounts of negative feedback saying “change this” or “fix that.” Graphic designers will spend hours upon hours at their computer working out the kinks in their project. If they do not have a good design, that design will not sell, therefore leaving the graphic designer without many paying customers. It’s a very hard field to be In, yet a rewarding one at the same time. Without graphic art our society would be very bland.
Another career I am interested in is elementary education. I am currently an aid in the second grade class at the elementary school. Every day I walk in and the second graders greet me with a warm, welcoming, “Hello Miss Taylor!” or “Miss Taylor you look pretty today!” It’s so rewarding knowing that these little students, or ‘friends’ as we refer to them, really enjoy my presence. I love the atmosphere that the elementary provides. My ‘friends’ look up to me as if I am their role model and to have that feeling for the rest of my life would be perfect. I feel like I could really relate to this career.
Some colleges I am considering are the University of Nebraska at Kearney or the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Although I want to go somewhere out of state or further away, I know that it will probably be nice to live closer to home. I have family in both Kearney and Lincoln so if I ever needed anything they would be right there for me. It’s such a hard decision. It’s the rest of my life. I feel overwhelmed that colleges are already calling my house asking me to send in my application for scholarships! I know that soon I will be deciding where and what to do, even if that takes me away from the people I love the most.
Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts. Arnold Bennett. I agree with this quote in so many ways. Even though things in my life are changing, I know that they are going to have to. But all the changes will be for the better. My purpose in life right now it to grow up and find out what I’m good at. Besides just being Taylor, of course. J