Wednesday, August 6, 2008

When I get a perfect ACT score, I'm going to be...

A local high school junior achieved a perfect score on her ACT. Considering only three students from the entire school district have done so in the last ten years, this is obviously quite a feat.

According to the newspaper article, this young woman wants to be a children's fiction writer, but she thinks she'll study neuro science "or something in the science field" instead.



Cheryl Reif said...

That's okay--some of us get started by diving into science first. It works :).


Yat-Yee said...

You're right, of course, you're living proof. I'm just saddened by the reminder that some dreams/passions are more financially viable than others, and if your passion happens to be a non-viable one, you can either pursue something else, and hopefully there's something else truly interests you, or just go for your dream, financially viable or not, and come what may.

Sometimes these options aren't terribly attractive: I have a friend, a brilliant artist, who ends up being an auditor (who has passion for auditing, really?) but at least he still paints now. If the young woman is interested in science, then that's great. A writer will write, eventually, somehow.