Oh, the Places You'll Go!
by Dr. Seuss
Today is your day.
You're off to Great Places!
You're off and away!
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.
You're on your own. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who'll decide where to go.
You'll look up and down streets. Look 'em over with care.
About some you will say, "I don't choose to go there."
With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet,
you're too smart to go down any not-so-good street.
And you may not find any
you'll want to go down.
In that case, of course,
you'll head straight out of town.
It's opener there
in the wide open air.
Out there things can happen
and frequently do
to people as brainy
and footsy as you.
And when things start to happen,
don't worry. Don't stew.
Just go right along.
You'll start happening too.
SO...Where are the places the Class of 2011 is going?
“When I grow up I am going to be a teacher and a scientist. Like when I’m 15 I’m going to be a scientist; when I’m a mommy I’m going to be a teacher.”
“When I grow up I’m going to do homework and take care of my children.”
“I’m going to be a hunter.”
“I want to be a doctor or a mommy, because my mommy is a doctor and she’s my mommy so that’s what I want to do.”
“A firefighter, a singer, and a movie writer. I’m going to write a movie called Car Super Heroes” and “The 3 Acrobatic Penguins”.
I want to be an artist or a teacher. I think I’m going to be one of those.”
“Well, I think I know what I’m going to be when I grow up...an artist, I think...a painter artist. Sometimes painters just throw paint on the wall and that’s what I’m going to do I think.”
“I want to be a police officer.”
“I want to be a cook, because my mommy’s a cook and I know how to flip pancakes.”
“I’m going to be a bakery person and a ballerina.”
“I’m gonna be a kid’s doctor.”
“I’m going to be a ballerina.”
“I’m going to do swimming lessons with my grandma.”
“I want to be a science teacher.”
“I’m going to go to E.K. Poe and I’m going to eat pasta...with cheese.”
“I’m going to be a firefighter and a hunter and I’m going to rock -n-roll all night.”
“I want to be like my dad; he’s an army man.”
“I want to be a pet vet.”
"I’ll be maybe what my daddy is; he’s a kind of scientist, but I forget what kind.”
“I want to be a rescue tow- truck driver.”
“An artist - well, that’s what I’m thinking about this time.”
“Construction worker -- and I have a screwdriver, a wrench, and a hammer.”
“A Hawaiian dancer.” (I changed my mind.)
“I want to be an architect and a geologist.”
I want to be a farmer who cooks like mommy.”
“I want to be an EMT.”
“I’m going to be a princess-gardener.”
“I want to be a Jedi.”
“I want to be an artist.”
“When I grow up I want to be a race-car driver.”
“I’m going to be a pirate or a Star Wars person.”
“I’m going to be an ice-cream maker.”
”I want to be a policeman.”
“I’m going to be an engineer to build diesel trains.”
“I want to be a scientist and study frogs.”
“I want to be a ballerina.”
“I want to be a writer or a reader.”
“I want to be a teacher.”
Best Wishes Class of 2011!!!
GO LEAVE YOUR FOOTPRINT ON THE WORLD...
...OR FOR NOW JUST ON THE SANDY BEACHES :)
P.S. Thank you to the graduates for all their inspiring responses regarding plans for the future...from flipping pancakes to going to the pool. And thank you to the many cooperating feet!