In the Next 15 Years

by. Nadia Mathis

Goal 1: To get into a good college

I plan on graduating high school in 2016 from CHS and getting into a good college.

Things that could hold me back:

1. Lack of studying can prevent me from passing my classes and getting into good colleges.

2. Doing drugs

3. Drinking alcohol

4. Not studying for SAT's

5. Being around the wrong people that do not help me achieve my goals.

Things that will help me achieve:

1. Studying hard for my classes and SAT's

2. Choosing the correct colleges to apply to

3. Being around people that will encourage and help me achieve my goals

4. Not procrastinating or doing things I should not be doing

5. Doing sports and clubs that will help me become a well-rounded student

Goal 2: To Graduate from College

I want to graduate with at least a four year degree from a good college.

Things that could hold me back:

1. Not studying something that could help me in the future

2. Not getting into a good college

3. Partying

4. Doing drugs

5. Drinking Alcohol

Things that will help me achieve:

1. Picking a major that will help me in my life

2. Choosing something that I enjoy doing to study

3. Studying

4. Staying out of trouble and not doing drugs

5. Having good friends that will agree with my choices

Goal 3: Get a Job

I want to get a job that I enjoy doing and that will increase my knowledge.

Things that could hold me back:

1. Not studying the right thing in college

2. Choosing a job for money, not interest

3. Not graduating from college

4. Doing things that make it more difficult to get a good job

5. Drugs and alcohol

Things that will help me achieve:

1. Studying things that interest me and will help me

2. Choosing a career that I will be interested in

3. Finding friends that will help me achieve my goals

4. Staying out of doing drugs and alcohol

5. Graduating from college

Goal 4: Getting Married

By the time that I am 30, I want to get married to someone that I love.

Things that could hold me back:

1. Dating the wrong people

2. Not meeting somebody that I feel would be good to marry

3. Not being ready to get married

4. Disagreement on jobs and other things

5. Not having the support I need to get married

Things that will help me achieve:

1. Having my family support my marriage

2. Having friends that support my marriage

3. Knowing when I want to get married

4. Knowing who I want to marry

5. Being financially stable to get married

Goal Five: Adopting a child

I want to adopt a baby boy from China.

Things that could hold me back:

1. The price of adoption

2. International adoption problems

3. Other people not wanting me to adopt

4. Not being ready to start a family

5. Not knowing where I want to adopt from

Things that will help me achieve:

1. Having a good job to support a child

2. Learning multiple languages to diversify the child

3. Knowing when I want to adopt and where from

4. Having friends that will support me

5. Motivation and travelling to adopt