Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Dear Me... HAWMC 10


Dear  16-­‐year-­‐old-­‐me.  Write  a  letter  to  yourself  at  age  16.  What  would  you  tell   yourself?  What  would  you  make  your  younger  self  aware  of? 

Dear  Teen Me,

I know you love science and want to be an engineer. That is great. In the past year you thought you wanted to be a nurse but really don't like being a candy stripper. There is more to medical careers than cleaning bedpans, delivering flowers, cards, food trays and feeding people . BTW, the man you feed lunch to every Saturday,the one who had the stroke, really appreciates the company.

So go ahead and apply to engineering school. Stick with that even when people say you won't be successful. But "Warning - Will Robinson" you and electrical engineering courses do not get along- stick with the biology,chemistry and thermodynamics courses.  You will learn about distillation and fermentation. Go more toward the fermentation. Let your senior project ( it will be about enzymes) guide you to pursue a more medical related research career. What you work on might impact your life and the life of Roberta and so many others.

Oh, make sure you take that first job with Colgate. There is a great guy who works there and you will have a really terrific life together - kids and all.

Enjoy !

Love,
Middle Age Me




Dee
Every Day is a Blessing!

3 comments:

Lady Sweet said...

Lovely letter, make sure to check out mine as well!

Lady Sweet said...

Lovely letter, make sure to check out mine as well!

Lady Sweet said...

Lovely letter, don't we tend to take things for granted?
Keep writing!