In this teen monologue, NICK talks to a friend about what he wants to do in his life for career.
NICK: I don’t know man, I kind of been struggling with it, I guess. Not sure what I want to do, really. I don’t know how it’s so easy for everybody else it seems. Like Dan, he just always knew he wanted to be a basketball player, since he was like five. How the hell do you know something like that so young, right? I mean, I don’t even remember being five. Crazy to me.
I don’t even know what college I want to go to and how can I know if I don’t know what it is I want to do. The stuff I like has nothing to do with anything or it’s like a specialized school and my family doesn’t have the money for me, not with three brothers and three sisters. (beat) I love mechanical things…building robotics type stuff. Wires and connectors. I’ve always been into that. You know, you see all my gadgets and stuff but where am I gonna go for that? I just think it’s a dream man. I’m probably going to do some community college type thing and get some regular job making decent money somewhere. I don’t know. Sounds lame but I don’t think I can take my interest in robotics too seriously because it just doesn’t seem like something that can happen.
Talking to my parents about it is a freaking joke. Always too busy and they just expect me to go to community college anyway like my older brothers, so, whatever right? What can I do?
What do you think man, what do you think I should do?