Maggie | future businesswoman

Deciding what I want to do with my life is a big question that should be carefully considered. Do I want to become a singer, an actress, or a model? Those are paths I would like to take, but are they really practical choices and are they a part of God's plan for me? By developing the talents I have received, I hope to discover the road that is right for me.

At some point in my life I hope to marry, but before that I would like to enter the world of business. I often visit my uncle who owns a rental store. By observing his work I have a general idea of how a business is run. In order to further my education and to become more competitive, I plan to enroll in Tarrant County Community College to earn an associate's degree. Then I will go on to either University of Dallas or The University of Texas at Arlington to work toward a bachelor's degree in business. Thankfully, my mom has invested in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund so that I can fulfill this dream.

Due to business affairs it is possible that I may have to travel; however, too much travel is never good for a growing family. When I get married, I would like to stay at home and write books for a living. I will have a little corner in the study which will be dedicated to writing. Since early childhood, I have written books for pleasure and I continually work on developing my writing skills. The only problem with this occupation is that my hand may hurt by the end of the day.

What I want to be may change tomorrow. My life is an open book with many blank pages. All that remains is to choose the right words to put inside.

Maggie's essay appears here as written, to preserve the young author’s unique voice and individual writing style. However, we have deleted personally identifiable information to protect the student’s privacy.