Running head: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE
Past, Present and Future
Brandon M. Kilmade
June 8, 2009
Past, Present and Future
Things are finally starting to come together for me in my 35th year in this adventure called life. I have been through ups and some major downs in my lifetime and everything that I have experienced has had a part in why I am the way I am today. Little did I know that my past would have a great effect on my future, as well. I sit here today with a clear image of who I want to be and what it will take to uphold that image. I know where I want to be and how to get there, now I just need to let life take its course and wait. This ...view middle of the document...
I was not happy that I was in high school and had to think about where I was going to sleep and what I was going to do when I got out of high school. When I graduated from high school I was ready to take on the world. I was ready to go to college and experience the whole college lifestyle. Reality kicked in and I learned that college costs money, money that my family could never provide. I looked all over for work when I graduated only to find none. I had no job skills, no job experience and no clue. I decided to take a job with my friends dad, he owned a painting company. I moved to Idaho and worked on a construction site as a laborer or grunt as known in construction slang.
I learned a lot about myself in a short time there. Mindless work is good sometimes; it gives you plenty of time to think while you are working, time to think that this is not for you. I have always thought highly of myself and I knew then and there that I wanted to use my head instead of my hands to make a living (Boyd & Bee, 2006). It’s easy to fall into a pattern, I fell right into it. I worked and worked dead end jobs because they paid and like a fool I thought they would recognize my potential. It takes time and money to better your self in the job field. Employers are looking for college educated potential employees not self admitted hard workers. Time and money were not at my disposal so I had to keep working, following the viscous cycle that I created for myself.
I now work for a company that pays for me to be educated. I stumbled from job to job, now I have a career and an education to boot. I went through things that I don’t wish upon anyone and I’m still standing. Life makes you or breaks you, it’s really up to you what you do with the challenges life presents. I feel good about myself and my future looks bright. I have everything needed to succeed I just need to stay positive minded and keep my focus.
When I reflect on what things I have gone through in my life, and what things I have...