I could have done better at school.
By Ricardo Marques April 16, 2012 17:56
The first time someone asked me what I liked to be when I grew up I said: I wanna be a veterinarian. I must have been around 8. I liked playing with animals so the prospect of being around them for a living seemed like a nice idea.
In the mean time I had to finish my education. Primary school (4 years, 6-10) was easy, middle school (5 years, 10-15) was boring and high school (3 years, 15-18) was... well... lets say "interesting".
Don't know when but my plans for being a veterinarian got lost, and I tried to figure something out. It was a hard time since I didn't have a clue of what I wanted to do any more, but I decided Computer Engineering.
I finished high school with average grades, just high enough for me to get into the University/College I chose. I could have done a lot better in high school, even considering I didn't do my best even while in middle school. But my laziness took over and I only did as much as I needed to get into University.
Well I did get into the University I wanted, but in the end the course was a bit different from what I was thinking, as I realised it would most likely involve a life of me sitting in a desk looking at a computer screen. So as this happened wondered If I would have problems changing courses because of my crappy high school grades...
Guess what?!? I was right...
The plan I had for college was in the trash and I was having trouble getting into the course I did like then, Biology.
In the end my laziness kind of screwed me and kind of ruined my higher education.
To be fair, my parents did warn me to have good grades to get into the course I wanted. Which I did, problem was I then changed my mind.
Lesson learned: You might have a life planned that doesn't need perfect grades, but what happens if you change your mind later on? Always give your best in school.