Since I am now in high school I have been thinking a lot about what I want to do for my future career. I know that this might surprise you all but I have decided that I do not want my full time job to be as a farmer. Shocking! Instead I want to be a firefighter. It kind of came out of nowhere for me but the more I thought about it the more I decided that I wanted to pursue it. This march I joined my towns fire explorers. Explorers is a program through Boy Scouts of America that provides kids who are interested in public service careers like police, EMT, and firefighting access to training and learning from professionals. So the firefighters in my town are our advisers and kind of show us the ropes of firefighting. We are allowed to ride on the equipment and even have our own gear. There are six other members in my post with all of us in high school. I am enjoying it so much and learning a lot! I have really fallen in love with it! My hope is to attend the Fire Academy and a community college for a Fire Science degree and then a full-time position somewhere. But no matter what I will always love dairy and the dairy industry. I hope that I will still be able to own cows my whole life and do firefighting.