It took me ages to figure out what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. My entire family tried to get me to come to just one career I could be happy with by my senior in high school, but I didn’t have an answer. Now, in my 40s, I have finally graduated from college and I’m an engineer now. I help to plan the roads in my large city. One of my favorite programs is to use is MXROAD because I find it so easy to use. I actually what I do for a living now. For the longest time, I struggled with what I should be doing over the future decades. I wasn’t sure if I would ever figure it out. It’s strange that it took me so long to figure it out.
I have always been told that I’m very bright and that I was ahead of the other kids in elementary school and high school. But at the same time, my teachers repeatedly told my parents that I didn’t apply myself very well in any of my classes. This is very true, and it drove my parents crazy. I was bored with every class, no matter what year I was in. I barely passed each year with Cs and Ds making up the main part of every report card. I never made any Fs, thank heavens. I did make quite a few Bs, but I never made any As. I just wanted to get through each class that I took and that’s all I really thought about or cared about. My parents didn’t know what to do with me.
After I graduated, my parents had hoped that I would go to college, but I had no idea what I wanted to do and be. I tried a lot of different jobs, and hated every one of them. After I got married and had kids in my 30s, I finally realized that I would enjoy becoming an engineer. Going back to school was a lot of fun.