When I was fourteen the most important turning point in my life happened. It was the year of 2006 and I live in Yankton, SD. My mom worked at Beadle School as a kindergarten teacher. My dad worked as an accountant at Kolberg Pioneer. I was a freshman at Yankton High School. After school I would usually go to Hilcrest and play some golf. The only thing that wasnít going for me was that I had no money to do anything.
So one day after school when I was done golfing, I went in the pro shop to post my score. Suddenly the pro asked me if I need a job, I replied quickly. My answer was obvious since I needed money. This was the perfect situation. This was the perfect job for me because I am usually around the golf course. It wouldnít hurt to get paid while Iím there. This was a big turning point in my life because I now had the money to do the things I wanted. It made me realize how much more there is to the world. Now that I have a job, it comes with a lot more responsibility, but with that responsibility comes respect. I am respected by my peers around me because I can be a responsible teenager.
Responsibility can create opportunities and it can also take them away. Like I have to show up to work on time, do homework, and be on time to my other activities. On the other hand if I donít do these things, I get a bad name when I look for other employment. If I donít do my homework, I may not qualify for jobs later in life. Even when Iím not on time for activities, I have a chance of getting kicked off the team.
Now a year and a half later I have the same job. I show up for work on time and my activities. All in all when I got my first job, it made me mature and helped me to become a better person.