Dream Big, Work Hard

Courtney Kendall, Columnist

Children often have big dreams about what they will become when they grow up. Unfortunately, or perhaps fortunately, these dreams don’t usually come true. Instead, young adults usually find themselves in professions that they never expected to be a part of.  Sometimes this happens as a matter of necessity. Other times, young people learn they have talents and interests that they did not realize they had when they were children. In most cases, these adults are happy that they ended up with the professions they did.


The Horizon Sun: What do you want to be when you grow up?

Alex Lombardi, eighth grade: Soccer player.

Justin Pritchette, seventh grade: Baseball player.

Ashton Gilbert, eighth grade: Civil engineer.

Allison Hale, sophomore: International business[woman].


The Horizon Sun: What did you want to be when you were younger?

Pam Wagner: A teacher.

David Vitagliano: Air force pilot.

Davina Baird: Teacher.

Lisa Di Chiara: Physical therapist.

Chris Britt: English teacher.

Jane Cowley: [A] lawyer [or a] doctor, but then [I] decided to be a teacher.

Jennifer Wood: When I was younger, I wanted to be a doctor or clinical pharmacist. Then I took chemistry in high school. Since I’ve always loved to read, I got my degree in English Literature and then got certified to teach.

As you can see, it is common to change your mind about what you want to be when you grow up, and that’s okay. Hard work will ensure that you find a career you’re passionate about.