I Can Be Anything I Aspire To Be

| by Anonymous |

Being a 16-year-old female aspiring to one day be a neurosurgeon is not an easy task. I am a senior in High School, but I’m actually taking 17 college credits with one High School class. I’m also involved in my college’s Honors Society (Phi Theta Kappa). Juggling all this is a difficult task, and being 16 years old only makes it even harder. I will have finished my Associates in Arts Degree by the time I graduate High School this coming year with a total of 83 credits. It’s certainly a very overwhelming thought that I will have completed this by the end of the year, but it’s also a very encouraging and exciting one.

There are some people who do not believe that I can achieve these goals because of how young I am and  “immature” I must be. Some believe I will one day change my desire to become a neurosurgeon and eventually get to that point they call “maturity” and realize I actually don’t want to become a neurosurgeon because of how difficult it would be. But no.

I am absolutely, 100% positive that becoming a neurosurgeon will forever be a burning ambition of mine. It may be one of the most insanely difficult things I will do in my lifetime, but I know I can accomplish it. I will keep swimming. I will keep reminding myself that I can do anything I set my mind to. I will remind myself that being 16 years old and a female will not stand in my way of reaching this goal. No matter how others see me, I will stand tall and hopeful as I walk the path toward my goal. The passion I have for neurology and helping others around me excites me beyond words. It is an indescribable desire, passion, and drive that can never be torn away from me.

Those closest to me like my family and friends believe in me. They give me the courage to take my life day by day and they empower me with the drive to keep dreaming and trying to achieve big things. Beyond this, the strength I find in God is incomparable to any other feeling of strength and hope that I may receive. I know He will enable me to reach this goal.

You see, the simple truth is that I can be anything I aspire to be. No matter how young or old I am. And the same applies for everyone else out there. I am just 16 years old with my entire academic future far ahead of me. But I know everything and anything is possible as long as I set my mind to it. Young or old. Female or not.

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