Ambitious Girl

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“Ambitious girl,
I'd rather you tell me to hit you later
Because you gotta finish a paper,
Than to be in my face asking for a Rozay cup.” - Wale

Not many young people worry about brains now a days, it’s more about beauty and outward appearance to try to fit it in. Most teenagers just want to have fun, party, and hang out with their friends. Focusing on school, setting goals, and being ambitious seems to be the last thing on a lot of teens’ minds.

Being a girl that loves attention and being the life of the party, like myself, someone wouldn’t think to ask “what do you aspire to be” in a typical conversation. A lot of times someone wouldn’t think that a young girl like me even has dreams and aspirations. This quote from a poem called “The Ambitious Girl” reveals a lot about me.

When people ask about the classes I take and the grades I earn, I get a lot of different reactions, most are usually shocked at what they hear. You wouldn’t think an outspoken, party animal would be taking advanced classes and maintaining above a 3.5 GPA. The reactions I get are used as motivation to prove everyone that ever doubted my capabilities wrong.

People are very quick to judge me by the company I keep and my very outspoken ways. Little do they know, this obnoxious teenager will one day became a pediatrician and do everything that I have ever wanted to do. There is a lot more to me than what meets the eye. I know what college I would like to attend, what I’d like to major in, what I plan on doing in life; things many people think I’ve never even thought about.

Although many people are surprised when I answer their questions, I am never surprised by their reactions. The typical teenage girl that spends her free time partying and getting into mischief probably doesn’t have goals and aspirations. I am not your typical teenage party animal though, I am an ambitious girl. There is a time for work and a type for play, and I am able to distinguish the two very...
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