P English IV, Period 5
28 January 2010
One of the hardest decisions in life for me, and I think for everyone, is what you are going to do when you grow up and have a wife and children, what decision are you going to make and are they going to be smart or stupid. I know it is a hard decision because this is what I have been thinking for the past year and I am still very confused. At school I hear people going to great schools because of scholarships and sports but I do not have any scholarships so my best decision is to do really good at school focus on my goals and priorities so I can be a successful person later on in my life.
When I start thinking about careers the only thing that pops into my brain is what I have been doing in my Regional Occupation Program (ROP), a light designer for shows and plays done in the auditorium. Being a light designer is a lot of hard work but it is a great job and I have lots of fun doing it. One of my hardest obstacles is going to be learning how to use all the new technology, how to wire and program the lights from the stage to the control board in the show control room. The hardest part is that wiring and programming the light fixtures to the control board is a very confusing process if it your first time, kind of like me. The first thing I need to do is stop telling myself that I am not going to be able to handle it and the second thing is finding free time to volunteer at the auditorium to get all the things that I have learned dialed in.
The second thing I need to do is focus on my grades because if I mess up this semester it is over and I will not be graduating from Upland High School and that would be a major slow down to achieving my goals to being a lighting designer. I also need to make sure I show up to ROP every time I have a show call and for class and to do this I am going to have to get better study habits. I am going to have to switch my schedule back to...