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I'm growing up. It's a fact. After dreaming to become an engineer for about 10 years, I'm almost here. In fact, I consider myself 'HERE'.
In Middle School, I aimed to get as-far in math as possible. And I did.
In High School, my goal was to take Calculus and Physics by the time I finished. And I did.
In College, my goal was "To Do the Best I Can," get involved in Undergraduate Research, and have at least one internship. And I did.
Looking from the eyes of high school, there are some things I never would have imagined I would do:
- Work for NASA
- Work for a Fortune 500 Company
- Move to Dallas, Texas on a whim
- Live and work in Washington DC
- Live and work internationally (To be done, but planned)
- Present at 3 research conferences
- Go to Ebay and get sent to New York City for Free.
- Consider a PhD
- Take such pride and value in engineering
Now what? To be honest, it's unnerving not to have a specific goal. Do I get my Masters in Engineering and MBA? Or do I go for my PhD? Or do I just wait and see?
For you youngsters: All of the above is possible. Work hard, have fun, and keep your dreams in sight.