This month one of my school assignments is to do three job shadows of careers we think we may want to join after we finish college. I have been dreading this assignment all year because I still have no idea what I want to do with my life. My father wants me to be a heart surgeon like him, but I really am not interested in the medical field. He knows I have no interest it too, but he still insisted that I do a job shadow with him at the hospital and I couldn’t have had a more miserable time. My mother wants me to be this big wig ad executive liked she is, but I don’t like the idea of having to bring my work home with me at the end of the day, I really don’t like the idea of being the boss, and I don’t really have a creative mind like she does. Again, that didn’t matter and I ended up having to do a job shadow with her too. I was convinced that it wouldn’t matter what kind of job I shadowed I wouldn’t find anything that I liked so I asked my neighbor if I could shadow him for a day and he drove around fixing people’s HVAC systems. He was thrilled to have the company for a week. I was actually really fascinated with what he did. I liked learning how the HVAC systems worked, I liked that I wouldn’t have to report to the same place every single day, I liked that I could work with my hands, and most of all I liked that I wouldn’t have to wear a suit. I think I may have found my niche by job shadowing my neighbor.