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The 'What in the World Will I Do With My Life?' Journey

  • Class: Pathways Early College Readiness and Career Exploration
  • Educator: Natalie Mercier
  • Home Base: Mt. Wachusett Community College

My Roadmap

I mashed up my Interests to direct me down my own road. Take the Roadmap quiz for yourself!

FOUNDATION

Being Physically Acive

My Roadmap
INTEREST

Environment & Nature

INTEREST

Law

FOUNDATION

Being Creative

INTEREST

Radio

My Roadmap
INTEREST

Journalism

My Manifesto

My Manifesto

So many people have told em that I need to be or do THIS, THIS, or THIS in order to be happy. They want me to fit their own standards and they turn their backs on me if I stray from their preconceived paths. Now, after living this way for much too long I'm starting to pave the way to begin my own life- I want to be me, live my passions, and be an individual. I do not want to blend in with the crowd. I need to trust myself, believe in myself, and find my way in life. If I do this, I believe that I will TRULY BE HAPPY.

Leader Interview

James O'Connell

News Producer, Media Arts Professor

Teaching the next generation of newscasters, and bringing credible news stories to the uniformed.

What type of route did this leader take?

  • It was straightforward

    "It was straightforward."

  • It was windy

    "It took a while to figure out."

  • It was circuitous

    "I tried everything."

Leader's Work Life

Busy, running back and forth from here to Rhode Island to Connecticut for various jobs. Stressful, trying to get stories on the air and worrying about whether they came out ok, rewarding, seeing that his work makes some kind of difference.

Leader's Noise

Being very poor and basically forced into the family business without other option, having to work really hard to get hired into a career that he wanted.

Roadtrip Nation RV

Advice from my Leader

Know how to write, know what's going on in the world, get involved, travel, and take any opportunity given to you.

My Cold-Calls

My Cold-Calls

That even though you think that everything is going to go horribly wrong and people will think you're request is a bit odd, there is always someone out there who will help you. Also, I learned to just be confident and not to care what anyone else thinks. (I'm not sure if this is the appropriate response, but I feel like that is a major takeaway.)

Before and After

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that not knowing what you want to do just yet was a bad thing and that I was all alone with this thought, but now I realize that not knowing what you want to do is ok and that you'll eventually figure it out. ((HELLO, I HOPE THAT THIS ACTUALLY MAKES IT THROUGH. I ACTUALLY MADE A WEBSITE DOCUMENTING ALL OF THESE FEATURES, INCLUDING MY VIDEO AT THIS ADDRESS: http://zoehrtnation.myfreesites.net THANK YOU. -ZOE H))