I m 43 and still don't know what I want to do when I grow up
I have a son your age a son a couple years older and a daughter a few years younger.
My oldest is a sophomore in college who was a solid b student in high school made deans list first semester his freshman year and just missed reaching again his second semester he plays hockey which in college you will learn that one sport takes your year up. He isn't necessarily the smartest "book smart" kid you will ever met but he is an excellent people person and it serves him very well understanding how the system works and making the system work for him accounts for a good percentage of his grade.
He is motivated, driven and all the good things that a employer wants, he wants to work in finance he did an internship with a venture capital group who love him why ? because he keeps in touch with the woman he worked for and sends e-mails inquiring about what courses he should take and just bouncing ideas of her not an everyday thing but just something to keep in touch its a very successful company.
I asked him if he thinks that he will work for them when he graduates he tells me its an option but I have 3 more years of college and I plan on interning in NYC with some of the financial companies there I m keeping in touch so that if I decide to plant my roots in Boston I have a foot in the door.
He is leaving his options open which you need to do.
My youngest son is going to be a junior I ask him what he wants to do his reply I don't know, he has 2 years of high school left wants to continue playing hockey and LAX he is enjoying his high school experience he is an awesome student A's mostly he is much different then the oldest so what works for him is different I have found that with him when he makes his mind up to do something he goes all in and usually does very well it takes him a little longer to figure out what it is he wants to do but he will I don't need to push him.
My daughter is a twin of the oldest separated by 7 years she wants to be a teacher of what we don't know yet, she loves teaching the younger kids dance, hockey whatever.
She wont be leaving my side till she is 30 anyway so I have quite bit of time for her
The point being its nice to hear what others do to motivate them what you have to do is find what motivates you and go with it. You may not even figure it out till later.
i was a C/B (mainly leaning towards the C's towards the end of it) all through highschool...not because i couldn't do the stuff...but because i'm really lazy (if i don't HAVE to do it...i'm not gonna)....after school i went to "real" college for a semester (Louisiana pays for college assuming you meet certain requirements) then moved to tennessee...i loafed around for about 3 years...then enroled at ITT where i graduated (valedictorian might i add) with an associates in applied science (computer networking systems)....after that i got the job that i have now (which i love)....i'm the sole network administrator at an automotive casting facility (that's part of a large corporation)...
Perfect example but I m not saying he is grown up