Do You Know Where You’re Going? | Sycamore Illinois Photographer

They lost their first tooth at school.

We went on the first school field trip with the class.

We snapped pictures the day their braces came off.

They grew three inches over the Summer.

Everyone survived the first day of freshmen year.

They tossed their graduation cap in the air and

POOF! …

The high school days are over!

Time to make some grown-up decisions…Are they ready? Are WE ready?

I’ve heard it all, Seniors who knew exactly where they wanted to go to college + what they wanted to do, or Seniors that have a few interests they want to pursue but not 100% ready, or  those who have no idea yet.  We get caught up in our routines of having everything laid out and hope the chapter after high school will lay out that same kinda path.

For some of us, it totally works that way. With my teens I always use their Dad in that scenario. He’s had the same goal since day one and his career will be the same until he retires. He’s always loved his career choice. No surprise to me, I fall in that gray area for a life plan. I got what I thought was my “Dream Job” right out of college, but turns out there’s more than one dream job for me. I’m on my third.

Don’t put so much stress when applying to college {I know easier said than done}.

Our teens may have no idea where they want their career path to go right now. And THAT’S OKAY!  They have a lot of different interests, and not sure how to narrow that down or how to apply them into a career.

Their interests may not play into a career at all.  I love nutrition + researching healthy recipes, but I didn’t go to college to be a nutritionist.

They might know exactly what to do + started putting a plan into place before graduation.  Owen fits into both of these categories.  He loves playing basketball, hunting, and cooking. Great interests, but as far as his career path he’s started putting his goals into place, and they don’t match those three interests.  This determined senior made a bold decision and signed up to serve with the National Guard. He’s not only working toward his career goal, but serving us too.

THANK YOU OWEN for serving our country!

As he’s serving in the National Guard he’s also getting things lined up for a career in accounting. I envy all of you who can work with math all day… It gives this gal someone to hire to take care of my taxes in the future 😉

Owen knows exactly where he’s going right now! Even if he changes his mind later, I know he’s determined enough to make any of his goals happen. He’s also got stellar family support to guide him along the way too.  The last image of his parents NOT being in Seahawks colors is a minor flaw. None of us are perfect.😉  They’ve done an awesome job raising this smart, talented, + giving guy! He’s on his way to doing great things in his next chapter.

 

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