A 12 year old on future careers

I just loved this quote from a local 12 year old girl.

“I thought about being a pharmacist or lawyer, but at this point I’m kind of counting that before I have to find a major job, they’ll invent a new field that I’ll like and do well in.”    (Albany Times Union, Sunday May 25)

And no doubt they will!

I think back to when I was 12 and I know I wasn’t expecting that there would be new careers to choose from in the future. I would be a math teacher, that’s as far as my 12 year old mind got. (Never did do that though.) Yet there have been plenty of new careers ‘invented’ in my lifetime and I’m now doing (and loving) work that I couldn’t have imagined when I was 12 or 24 or even 36.

I just love that this is a part of her expectations. The future will indeed hold exciting, new opportunities for her. Rock on!