Staff Column: Sophia Twinn

Making Decisions for Myself

Sophia Twinn, Staff writer


Recently I have been thinking a lot about my future. As a sophomore, I am nearing the age when I will start applying to schools and even choosing my path in life. It can be overwhelming at times.

Sometimes, I think young people stray away from what they want out of fear, but also because they are warned away from certain fields, such as art, or trades (electrical, plumbing, mechanics, etc.) due to societal pressures to measure success by how much money you make or the title you hold. This is something I’ve never understood.

Truth be told, I would love to be an animator when I graduate high school. I’ve always had a love for animation style art, and it’s been one of my biggest passions in life. I would like to make a career out of what I love. Often in my day to day life, I see adults that are unhappy with their jobs and careers, and I want to make it my goal to not fall into that category, and to be genuinely happy with my career choices. These are crucial things, that until recently, I hadn’t really given too much thought. 

It is my goal to develop a plan for the future and believe in my own ability. 

As the new year begins, I want to be more confident and talk about what I want to do, and where I want to go after high school. I want to do things that will help move me in the direction of my passions. I want to be able to truly figure out who I am, and what I want, for a career and for college.  But most importantly, I would like to make decisions about my future for myself.