Everyone told me to get an education and then it would all work out. Now that I’ve graduated, things still are not very clear. Now all I hear is to give it time and the right opportunity will present itself. To tell the truth, I am actually kind of afraid to get trapped. Being stuck in a dead end job sounds awful. I may be young and have time to wait, but I want to take advantage of the time in front of me, a cause to fight for, and a community to back me up.
I am not afraid of hard work. I just want it to be purposeful. I don’t think I am entitled. I am an individual and I should be valued for who I am. Please don’t try to put me in your box. I have so much to offer if given the chance. Once I find the right place to channel my passion, look out world. I am excited and optimistic about the future. I just haven’t figured out what’s the path for me.
I want a career with meaning. I want to make the world a better place. I want to be part of building something. I want to be heard and I want my contribution to matter. I don’t want to waste my time in a meaningless job just to earn a living. Life should be so much more. Why can’t people see beyond my youth? Am I wrong to have expectations like these?