My Future is Now
I feel the lush red carpet underneath my elegant heels and smile as cameras rush up to snap pictures of the slow procession. I slowly walk into the large hall of my very first Hollywood premiere. A colleague of mine sweeps over with a large grin on her face.
"Bet you thought you'd never be at one of these!" she says excitedly. I calmly smile back in return. Having never had great opportunities just fall into my lap, I know I've worked long and hard to achieve my career goal. Not only am I employed as a computer animator at a major company, I have designed the special effects for the hottest movie on the market.
My pursuit to achieve my goals began a very long time ago. Having grown up in a "computer intense" family, I never questioned involving computers with my future goals. As any child, I ran through dreams quickly, but realized the necessity to involve computers with that goal. My future started to develop in middle school when I became the producer of a daily news television show. I was suddenly becoming very aware of my creative tendencies, using computers to help me do my work. As my focus turned to the process behind creating television and movie programs, I realized the perfect combination-creating digital special effects.
My future goal became even more possible when a new high school in my area boasted a technology magnet program created for students interested in technology-geared careers. When I discovered that one of the sub-divisions was visual communications, I immediately jumped at the opportunity. Through...