My life is at a standstill at the moment. I’m stuck and I’m finding it really hard to get out. I am currently living at home with my dad, brother, and sister. I have two jobs, working at a middle school and a high school. I get paid decent money for working little hours. I also get to do something that I really love and have tons of passion for, but I know that I can’t make a career out of it. I’ve been in this “funk” for a couple years now and I feel like I’m not going anywhere. I see my friends around me paving their way towards a their dream careers and I’m still here doing what I’ve been doing since high school. I’m not saying I’m unhappy, I’m content. I just want to see myself do something that will give me a future. As of right now, I don’t see a future for myself anywhere besides where I am now.
My plan is to get started at Solano community college and get all my general education done so I can transfers to UC Davis, all while continuing to teach color guard. This is ideal because my guard schedule can be fairly flexible to work around my classes. My only concern that I’ve run into before is, getting too focused on teaching and abandoning school altogether. I need to keep reminding myself that school should take top priority if I want to have a career. This should take me no more that 2.5 years to accomplish. The harder I work, the faster I can get out of SCC. Once I have completed my courses at SCC, I can then transfer to UC Davis where I’ll spend another 2 years completing any required courses for whatever major I decide on. Hopefully, I will be committed enough to stay in veterinary medicine or animal biology. Anything that involves animals, that is my dream job. Being a vet or an animal rescuer, these types of jobs are jobs that I would love to spend the rest of my life doing. UC Davis has one of the top veterinary programs in California. That being said, admission into that program is going to be extremely competitive. I will need to make sure I have top grades and then some, to even be considered. I can always apply elsewhere but, Davis is so close and I’ve always had my heart set on it. GO AGGIES!
To keep myself sane, I would like to continue to teach guard, or take dance classes, or even teach some dance classes for some extra cash. I know I will need some sort of creative outlet. I know Davis doesn’t have the greatest dance program but I want to have something. It would also be a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Maybe get back into vinyasa yoga, keep my body stretched. Maybe even take some classes in sac since it’s close enough.
By then, I’m hoping to have all my debts paid and have my drivers license. These are a necessity to push forward with my life. No more looking over my shoulder scared and afraid of the consequences. I’ll be a free man!
I hope to find that significant other, as times are getting lonelier. I’m going to need some one to confide in. If not a significant other, maybe a new friends or friends.
As for guard, my dream is to take a group to Dayton for one year. Maybe my last year teaching. It can happen! I have the support from the parents, I just need Brian to understand what this activity is all about and help push us to the top or at least near the top. I find myself getting better at what I’m doing. Finding new inspiration and exploring my own creativity. I want to leave and have my presence there have a big impact at that program. Fairfield has always been good but I want to take them to that next level. This is the right place to do it.
To the point, in five years I want to have a stable and happy life. I want to be on my journey to establish my future career. I want to be financially stable, and have good credit. I want to be moved out on my own and start living that “single life.” I want my creativity to peak to its highest. I want to meet new people and have new people in my life, as well as the old ones. I want to meet that special someone. I want to keep focused and stay on course towards my future. I want to make my dad and mom proud. I want my dad to see that I am capable to being something more. I want to be able to provide for him. I want to pay him back for all he has done and show him how much I appreciate him. I want to live that American Dream!