My dream job

A Chinese philosopher once said “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” I would love to get paid for something I love doing and am interested in. My perfect job would be one that pays me enough to support my family and myself, allows me to have time with my family, little stress but when I’m asked to do something I will do it and last of all something that I can enjoy doing and not be miserable at.

The job that would interest me the most and meet all of my criteria is to be a sports journalist. Sports has been my background my whole life, its what I have a passion for. Being at every ball game, playing or watching, has taken up many of weekends of my life. If I choose a job i love doing, how stressful can it get? If I find the right newspaper to work for I can make decent money to provide for my family. Going to games and writing about them, would be as close to heaven as possible for me.

This job would require me to be professional in all things that I do. So many people would be reading what I write so I need to be respectful. I am fighting for readers. What kind of “writer” doesnt want people reading what they write? For this job I would need to get a degree in journalism from college and reach the highest degree I can achieve. The pro’s of this job would be for me, getting to do what I love and getting paid to do it. The con’s would be getting the high degree of education. I dont think it would take too much of my time because I could spend time with my family during the day, but at night I would be searching for a writing topic for the week.

Overall, being a sports writer would be heaven for me. Im getting paid to do what I love. This job sound so appealing to me, I wish I could start today! This is my dream job and I can wait to start my adventure to the press.

By zdurham14

The dreaded ACT day 3/5/13

Today was the day every junior dreads, the statewide test date for the test that can make or break us for college. The ACT is a test that colleges look at to determine college readiness and determine scholarship money off of. The test is 4 parts (English,Math,Reading and science) with an optional writing portion at the end. The test is so boring but if you score well, it’s totally worth it.
English- the English section is second easiest in my opinion. You are given a story and you have to go through and depict the grammar errors. Sometimes they ask you to edit sentences or add/remove sentences. The hardest question in this section are the structure questions where they ask you to rearrange the order of the sentences etc.
Math- the math is the easiest for me. The first 20 problems or so are pretty easy but get more difficult as it goes on. I like this section because I can work it out myself and get an answer that I’m confident in. I don’t second guess my self if I end up with one of the answer choices. The hardest questions on this section are when you are given a problem but don’t know the correct equation to use, I know several equations such as slope intercept form but there’s so many I have yet to learn.
Reading- the HARDEST of them all for me. I totally despise it. This section you have to read a passage and answer questions based on what you read. I always run out of time on this section and have to guess on about 10 questions. The questions range from making opinions to asking about little details that you may have skipped over. I get to reading and lose focus so the last 5 paragraphs could be non sense to me. If the story isn’t interesting to me, I’m probably not going to retain much of the information.
Science- I always seem to score best in science. The thing is, this section doesn’t even have much to do with science. Your given graphs and charts and asked to use that information to answer questions. I can go through and pull out info from a chart but if it was asking me questions about photosynthesis and evolution and crazy “science” stuff, my scores would drop big time. It would be on to the guessing game for me.
I like the purpose ACT serves and I can see the positives in it, it’s just so many questions and nonstop thinking for a good bit of time. I wish there could be a little bigger break in between and a little more time time for the reading section! It would help my score tremendously. I should get my score back soon, I’m hoping for good results!

A song can mean more than the lyrics hold

I can only imagine by MercyMe
This song means so much to me in several different ways. I remember my dad singing this at several different funerals, but the most memorable for me would have to be at one of my friends dads funeral. I was around 7 years old at the time and it really hit me. I can only imagine what it would be like to look at a deceased family member. I can only imagine when that day comes, but I know God has a plan for everyone and they will be in a better place. Several years ago I had a big scare, my dad had a massive heart attack bright and early in the morning. We rushed him the hospital and his blockage was significant. I can only imagine what would have happened if we waited any longer. He was flown out asap, and all I can remember is my mom crying but comforting me and telling me everything will be alright. It was a very dramatic morning, but all I can do is Praise God he’s still here with me. I can only imagine what I would be like today if God had taken him on that crazy morning.

Lose my soul by Toby Mac
“I don’t want to gain the whole world, and lose my soul” In my life I want to be the best I can be at everything I do, but I dont want my focus to ever be aside from Gods example. I would rather have nothing and be the best christian man I can be, than to have everything and stray away from God’s path that he has set forth for me. “Lord forgive us when we get consumed by the things of this world, That fight for our love, and our passion, As our eyes are open wide and on you. Grant us the privilege of your world view, And may your kingdom be, what wakes us up, and lays us down.” Toby Mac has so many songs that I love listening to, but there may not be one that means as much to me as this. While im listening to music on my Iphone, this song always seems to play at the right moment. I look at it as God giving me a sign that maybe Im giving the glory and honor to someone other then him.

By zdurham14