Friday, August 28, 2015

My Conversation with my High School Guidance Counselor

When, I was 13/14 I was like most other kids and didn't know what I wanted to do with my "life." Even the ones who already knew what they wanted to be at that age have probably chosen a different route by now.

I've yet to decide for myself and have honestly just been getting lucky getting some of the "big breaks" I have gotten. So as I sit here in my quarter-life crisis, writing a blog entry that maybe a dozen people will read, trying to think in more specific terms of where I see myself in 10, 20, 30 (if I make it that long) years I've been thinking back to my conversation with my high school guidance counselor.


In 2007, I moved to a town 10% the population of the city I had resided in and didn't know too many people. So after giving me a tour of the school I would be sentenced to for the next four years (most people who graduated there were lucky to do it in five) the high school guidance counselor sat me down for that discussion everyone must have.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

"Retired." I quickly responded.

He laughs and then says "Okay, well before that. What are your interests or something you could see yourself enjoy doing as a career?"

I then gave a serious answer and said "I like to think I'm entrepreneurial-minded."

He kinda stared at me for a little bit. Almost like he felt like I had said a joke that went over his head. He started to write down "E-n-t-" then looks up and says "Okay, I can't spell that."

So as to accommodate him I said "Just write that I'm business savvy and waiting to find something that interests me enough to turn into an income."

He went back to writing and again looked up and said "Is savvy one or two v's?"

I then paused and said to him "You know what? Just put that I'd like to be a high school guidance counselor. You've inspired me."


Still trying to decide what's next,