As a sophomore in high school, it was natural for me to not know what I wanted to do with my future. However, I had friends that knew exactly what they wanted to do when I was in 8th grade. One of my friends (who has since changed her mind) was sure she wanted to go to university in Dublin and become an engineer. As I’m sure you can imagine, this was very stressful for me because I had no idea.
Along comes January of sophomore year, only a short time before junior year, and I was getting frantic. This, of course, was irrational because I had plenty of time. But I was still worried. So I started researching. I took loads of those “What should I major in in college” online tests, and came up with mixed results. One common result was Anthropology.
Knowing that I definitely wanted to live in LA or some other South California city when I was older, and ideally also go to school there, I started looking in that general area. I googled “best anthropology colleges in SoCal”, “best anthropology colleges in LA”, “best anthropology colleges in San Diego” and other variations. Then, I thought that maybe I’d like to take online courses, as my schedule would be much more flexible, and I wouldn’t have to talk to any other people. This would be an ideal factor because I have anxiety. My searches changed to things like “best online schools in SoCal”.
After several hours of researching, and finding nothing that particularly stood out to me, I sort of gave up. Although I was very interested in the Anthropology/sociology route, those kinds of majors are the kind that are important to do in a real classroom with real people.
You are probably expecting me to tell some wow story about how I suddenly found some incredible school and immediately decided on it, but that’s not the case. Instead, a few months after the whole ordeal, I started researching ways to make money online as a teen, or just in general. I came up with an insane amount of results and started taking advantage of some of the suggestions. Blogging was one of those, although I won’t be able to make money from AdSense until I’m 18, I might as well start building my ’empire’ now. I am not in any way saying I am just doing this for the money. I actually love writing a lot, and It’s fun to have a commitment that I am motivated to stick with. I hope to keep doing this for a lot longer and look forward to having this as something to look back on when I am older.
I’m really excited to see what direction I take this blog in, and I hope you are too.
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