My Life After High School

Submitted By elizabethsmith268
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It took me some time to realize, but I now know that the path that I chose to take after high school was not the correct path for me. At that time in my life I was unsure what I wanted for my future, and I was also unsure of myself. I struggled for quite some time before I came to the realization that I needed a change. Now almost three years after graduating high school I am sure of the change I want, and I have a clear picture of the person I want to become. It may have taken me some time, but I have come to realization that college is the best decision I could make for my future.

Many people are aware that it is extremely difficult to find decent and steady employment with only a high school diploma. Even I was aware of the jeopardies of not pursuing further education, however at the time I decided to take the risk. I found myself obtaining employment at a local car dealership. I admit that the job was somewhat enjoyable at first. I was able to drive around in expensive cars with the aspiration of one day being able to afford and own one for myself. However, after receiving my first paycheck my aspirations quickly began to diminish. I realized that the money I was making would barely cover the expense of one of the dated used cars that the dealership kept in the back of the inventory.

I worked long hours at the dealership and was usually working outside, which became almost unbearable by the time winter arrived. My paycheck remained the same low pay and the hopes of advancing in my position at work seemed slim. One day I thought everything was about to change for the better. My manager told me that one of the customer service representatives needed an assistant to help answer and direct phone calls. I took the position convinced that this was the positive change that I was waiting for.

I soon found out that the only positive