As a high school student, several interests and challenges were
in mind that made me think critically to choose. Looking at which field I am
excellent at, what job I am looking for, how important what I have to choose
with regard to the society, and how many years will it takes to achieve this
goal. In 2013, a year I call it the most important period of changing, I
graduated from high school with no answers to those questions. I tried to give
myself time to decide. Running out of time, I had to find a job to collect some
money and go on from there. It was not easy to find a job with having only a
high school certificate since the choices are limited.?????
? I remember applying to restaurants,
small business companies, hospitals, and even though as a driver. The first two
months from graduation were really hard for me and kind of disappointing.
However, life isn’t always rough, nor easy. Fortunately, I had the chance and I
was really thankful for that moment. My job was simply a front disk helper in one
of the smallest companies in my country. Arranging files, helping those who
have questions, and encountering different kind of people triggered me to
rethink about my future job. Four months later, I had enough money to married,
buy a car, and or travel somewhere, but those question regarding which major I
will choose keep bothering me almost every single day. Indeed, there has to be
Having no time to visit my family and closest
friends was a reason to let me rethink about my future. I was working for
almost one year continuously in long shift cycles. As a result, I became a
lonely person who had no friends to visit and stay with. This bad experience
gave me a great lesson, changed my behavior and made me a patient person.
Consequently, it forced me to quit the job and make the decision to complete my
education so that I can have a better job in the future. Since I was away from
my family and friends, that job was not a good choice for me.
? The moment I decided to choose which
way I am going to, I had to study my plan and make my priorities. One of the
most reasons that cause me to choose “Civil Engineering” is how this field
important and flexible in finding a job right away. In addition, how much I am
going to earn in terms of experience, money, and position promotion. Even
though I decided, there still some issues regarding where and when I have to
start studying. ???
? Having a job isn’t that easy where I
came from. In fact, that wasn’t my issue at that time rather resigning from the
job was. Since I became one of the most responsible persons in my family, I had
to ask my father to tell him that I finally decided to complete my education in
the United States of America. “Son, I am really glad that you realized your
goal and I hope you will achieve it soon. It is really challenge to try new
experience since you will be going out of the country which is not that easy,
but I know that you can do it” my father said. Those words were the most
encouraging factors to help me go on and attain my goal. Six months later, I
resigned from my job, and step forwards my decision, with great hope that I
will achieve my goal as soon as possible.