Career Blues — The Perfect Decision

From being a little girl with many different aspirations, to maturing into a senior at Richmond High School with at least an idea of what her future will consist of, Ashlee Coffey has let the small dreams of her youth assist her in making decisions for the end of her high school career.

“Right now it is hard to pick a career because there is so much pressure to make the right choice,” said Richmond senior Coffey.

The pressure that comes along with the making the “perfect decision” is what usually seniors start to worry about at the end of their junior year going into their senior year. Seniors want to be confident in their choices and decisions, no one wants to think back with regrets going into college.

“When I was little, I wanted to be a surgical nurse. Then in fifth grade, I thought I wanted to be a teacher because of the teacher I had back then. Now, I think I want to be a civil engineer because it would allow me to create beautiful structures without the architect side,” said Coffey.

All of these moments led up to Ashlee’s current life, and the state of mind changes all happened for a reason: to be where she is today. From wanting to be a surgical nurse, a teacher, and now to a civil engineer Ashlee isn’t fully set on where she wants to go and what she wants to do with her life. Going into senior year, she has a lot of decisions to make; but that is what senior year is for.

“I hope to have a successful job in ten years, even if it is not engineering I hope that I am happy. I want to really be content with my career and my life,” said Coffey.