What road should I take? I have asked my self this a few times now, and yet I still have no answer. But I’m starting to figure it out, now knowing what I enjoy, and what I’m skilled at. In this essay, I will state some possibilities, and what helps me make my choices: some life stories of others success or failure, and a well-written poem which describes them all.
Of the three stories which I write about (Bill, Vic, & Linda) I can only one was truly successful. His name is Bill, and I believe he had it best out of all three. He knew what he wanted to be early on, and always strove towards being a teacher. He faced many challenges on his way, but he never gave up, and is now working at his dream job. The other two stories are similar, in the sense that they never gave up. They may have not taken the most efficient career choices, but they still reached their goals, or are almost there. Linda, for example, now has four kids, is 45 years old, and almost has a degree in arts. Vic, who had started with no direction, no inspiration, joined the military and was straightened out.
Now, as I mentioned in the beginning, there was a poem that described all three stories, and connected them. The poem’s name is The Road Not Taken, by Robert Frost. The poem is about choices; deciding which road to take to reach wherever you decide to be. Bill, while training for his position, was offered another, very tempting job. He refused the job, but still he wonders what would have happened if he took that other road.
I, myself, am hoping to become a musician, or a music teacher so I can share my love of music with others. Right now I am taking orchestra and piano, and if I excel in both, I have a good chance at a scholarship. And besides that, I am also great at math, and looking at having a teacher position as a fallback.
Well, that’s all I have to talk about. I covered everything I wanted to, so now it is time to get back to life, and see how things go. Wish me...