Flipping through Teen Ink, the title “What Next?” jumped out at me. The author was describing options after high school and choosing between the military, college, and a job. This is very relevant because lately I too have been thinking about what I will do after school.
Recently I made a decision, and just as David said that the military can help you with schooling and a job, I am here to tell you that it is worth it. I just joined and went to my first drill. It was very hard but what you get out of it is worth everything - you learn to keep yourself fit, respect yourself and others, how to be part of a team, and so many other things that will be valuable in life. If that is what you are looking for, the military may be for you.
This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.