After much struggle, I have decided to make this summer different. Normally, I would get a daily job to try and earn some cash so I can buy expensive books for the fall, pay swimming and sorority dues, and fund whatever else I would like to do during the year. However, this summer will be different. Instead of a boring daily job, I will set out on a journey to try and find my true passion in life. Let’s be clear, the key word is attempt. With that said, I would like to try and at least find the direction that I want to go in life by the end of the summer. I will achieve this by doing what I love. The most important being volunteering. This summer I am volunteering at Presbyterian Homes, a retired living community. After completing my freshman year, I think I may want to go into the field of gerontology working as an audiologist or a speech language pathologist for the elderly. I am also somewhat interested in Alzheimer’s and how to help a family adjust to living life with a loved one who happens to be diagnosed with the unfortunate disease.
On top of this, I will be reading as many books as I can. I want to read for knowledge and for pleasure this summer. I am hoping to read many of the American classics that my ETHS English career has failed to cover as well as reading many adult books that appeal to me. Finally, I will read some books about geriatrics.
Additionally, I will be traveling back and forth from my hometown to Lake Geneva, WI, where my grandparents just moved into a new house. I will be helping them do some of the jobs that they are no longer able to do as easily.
I will also be traveling to London for a couple of days to attend my Uncle David’s wedding. That reminds me, I need to practice for it becuase I am in the wedding! Yikes!
Needless to say, this is going to be a jam-packed summer that will hopefully be an insightful one too.