just curious. I am 14 and am just trying to figure out what i truly wanna be when i grow up. I want to either be a horse instructor or vet. But if i become a vet i have to go threw long and tiring years of dumb old college which ='s school. arg, i hate school, why do they even make us go their? LOL
But I don't exactly know what I have to do to become a horse instructor, either way I am gonna wind up in boring college. LOL :) I try to find positive things about school, but it seems their isn't any. Did any of you ever like school? For the adults that want to go back to school, school is nothing even comparable as to what it use to be. Kids fight, and cuss,some kids do drugs, and drink in the school, and i'm only in middle school. Don't worry I don't do any of that horrible junk, I am my own person LOL Since I have not even been to college yet, what is it like, is it fun at all? have a good day ya'll! :)
It is important to make sure to do well in school now, as I'm sure your told, your begining years really help you build for your later ones... and trust me college is not too boring (you actually meet a lot more people that have the same interests as you; once you have selected a program).
If I can offer one piece of advice, get involved now. Really go to some rescues and see if they need help, it is a good way to see if your willing to do the grunt work; we have a young girl who is doing this and is meeting people asking questions to make sure this is what she wants to do. Even if it is just a summer you learn a lot!
In high school try to see if you can help out at a vets office (I did at a humane society clinic on weekends) you may find that you want to be a certain type of vet or what experiences/colleges others went to.
Whatever your interested in ask questions and get a feel for it.
To be honest: I took the long way. At 18, I did two years at a community college and that really helped me to get my core classes out of the way, then I went onto a University.
I was involved in a bad car accident (my car was completely submurged in a ditch) and I really couldn't bounce out of feeling bad for myself until these past two years. I'm now involved in rescue on weekends, work full time, and I am still going to school at 24 with hopes of being a vet technician. (less schooling which allows me to work more)
Thank you so much for the help azynda! :) I will talk to my parents about going to help out at shelters, i would probably go to the humane society, because i know alot about it. And the humane society takes wonderful care of the pets! Thanks again!
we'll I talked to my parents and they said since I am only 14 thet don't want me working anywhere just yet. But They said I can do petsitting for my entire neighborhood. I was only petsitting for like three people in my neighborhood. So this i guess will help me learn about animals and their many personalities.
Heheh. I want to do a lot of things. I love to write...so maybe a writer/editor. But I love animals and am passionate about helping them, so I kinda want to own an animal shelter too. But I also want to be a Golden Retriever breeder/shower/handler. And also maybe a lecturer on animal rights...Maybe there's a way I can do all these things :) I doubt it.
Dogs are not our whole lives, but they make our lives whole.
mypoodlerocks -- Middle school is almost universally everyone's least favorite place and time of life. Your bad experiences are not unique. And based on the "awful" things you mentioned, I don't think the middle school experience has changed at all since I was there!
You might want to ask yourself why you dislike school so much. Do you need "hands on" experiences in order to learn? Do your teachers tend to talk al the time, when you need more visual stimulation in order to understand? You might consider checking the library for books on different styles of learning. You might find out that how your teachers teach and how you learn just don't fit together!
Even if you don't go to college, you have a life of learning ahead of you. If you can figure out what helps you learn best, life will be much better!
but honestly, all joking aside, I don't care what I am doing as long as I am happy doing it. Life and your opinions and views have a way of changing, so inevitably you will probably go through several different careers moves.
Don't be afraid to let yourself be yourself or to grow and change. Keep your options and your mind open.
There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. Some kind of high powered mutant never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.
nodogyet, I have a small learning problem, i get really stressed out and struggle with focussing i also have some adhd, but i can control. My mom might homeschool me or have me go to a christian school, i hope this works out. I am a slow learner, but when it comes to learning about pets i learn very quickly and i enjoy learning about animals.
poodle, my daughter always thought she wanted to be a vet. she started riding English then Western when she was 8. Got more and more atached to the horses and worked for four years mucking out the stalls grooming etc. We moved she never lost her love of animals, she got married had two beautiful girls. Time went on and like Azynda, she went back to college and walked last year to get her degree, it not a vet degree its bookkeeping financial which is what she does, but her oldest daughter starts college next year to be a VET!. Azynda is right. keep your grades up, never lose your passion, if you don't become a vet you maybe a researcher who helps find cures, etc etc. There is so much out there. Just get your background and learn everything you can, try things. Life is wonderful.
normap, I ride english and have been for 4 years :) The first barn I rode at in NJ i would help clean stalls, put horses out in the pasture,feed the horses, groom the horses, ride the horses be4 a lesson. Now i have moved to TX and i have been riding at my new barn for a year now, i help out their as well, normally with putting the horses in and out of the pasture :) I also want to be a horse instructor :)
Good for you poodle, makes no difference if you learn a little or a lot as long as you keep learning. You can never learn too much. Everything you learn you will use some day honestly its amazing! I am so glad you love horses like that and Texas I would think would be the perfect place to ride. lots of Wide Open Spaces. You will do al lot of good in your life, it already coming out in the way you care so much for animals. Keep up the good work!