CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- There are many difficult things about being a teenager, but one of the hardest by far is preparing for life ahead. Once you graduate high school, you'll have to make the transition from teenager to adult.
As hard as it is to believe, life becomes completely different once you're thrust into adulthood. Your mindset and priorities change. Part of being an adult is finding a career so you are able to support yourself financially.
As a teen, it's not too early to think about the career you want; even freshman are already thinking about it. Three from George Washington High School discussed their ideal jobs with the reasons for their choices including originality, dreams and personal obligations.
Carra Fleck wants to put her interest in science to use as a dentist. "I'm inspired to do this because it's creative, and most teenage girls wouldn't think of it," she said, adding that she believes there are more job opportunities as a dentist than in other medical fields.
Heather Schoolcraft wants to be a counselor. "My best friend, Taitlyn Shae Hughes, inspired me to [end] bullying and help people," she said.
Chrissy Jackson, meanwhile, wants to pursue a career in the arts. She has her eyes set on the theater.
"I really want to do something in acting or just theater in general," she said. "It started with joining the Appalachian Children's Chorus. It got me into singing, which led me to the school musical when I was in middle school at John Adams."
But are these dreams practical? The girls seem to think so.
"I think it's very practical," Fleck said.