Time is wasting. That is why every day I think about how competitive it is for young adults, especially with our country’s high unemployment rates. Your resume needs to be just one step above the next person. As a graduating member of the Class of 2012, I hope to have something to show for all my efforts in high school. Not just grades in a file, but memories and experiences that will benefit me in the future. Since I am a senior this year friends and family are constantly asking me what I plan to do once I move on from high school. I have no answer. This year I have made it my goal to try and dabble in every field that has ever held my interest. I am exploring fields that range from Dentistry to Fashion or Marketing. I have participated in many activities such as Cheerleading (for the all boys’ school), Ambassador Program, Model UN club, and even Musical! I live in a small city where a lot of people have lost their jobs, so it is difficult for a teenager to get a job at the mall when someone else needs it for their entire family. So unfortunately there is no way to make a comparison between the opportunities that I have living here, and the opportunities I would have if I lived in New York or LA. Although, I have learned that if you open up your eyes and ears you will be surprised to learn what you can use to your advantage to build up that resume before college. Hopefully I will help others, especially those teens from smaller areas, because I am trying to pursue my dreams without losing a grip on life’s realities!