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Where Do You Want To Be In Five Years?

by D’Anna Gibson

It’s easy to focus on the now, but we need to be thinking about where we are going to be five or ten years from now. As a students high school career comes to an end, students need to  prepare for the future.

“[I see myself] being an electrician, living in California, and driving a Supra,” said senior Dylan Smithhisler.

“[I see myself] still in school, trying to get my doctorate degree,” said sophomore Andrea Tyre.

“[I see myself] with my family; my daughter and my girl being successful,” said senior Nahshon Waters.

“[I see myself] with a job, hopefully a stable relationship and being happy,” said sophomore Megan Sharma.

When you are interviewing for a new job, it can be hard to articulate where you would like to be in your career next year let alone five years down the road. Even when you do know, it’s important to be careful how you respond because you’ll need to tailor your answer to the job for which you are interviewing. [1]

“I see myself as a pediatrician, being married, and living in Georgia,” said junior Lauryn Whiten.

“[I see myself] somewhere far away from here. I want to be a police officer and a mechanic,” said freshperson Malachi Jones.

“[I see myself] hopefully finished law school and starting my career and then potentially thinking more in depth about my family,” said sophomore Marisa Flores.

“[I see myself] being in medical school, and being a surgeon. I want to have lots of money and live in a big house.” said junior Ellivia Gray

“I don’t see myself being as stressed on the weekends because my children’s sports and extracurricular activities will have been gone through. In five years I plan on still being a principal but in ten years I see myself in a different role of education; higher level management,” said Principal Tracey Kibler.

However, the majority of the students want to be successful. How many will actually pursue that and achieve their goals? Stick to whatever regime you’re using and hopefully you’ll achieve them!