The Lessons Some Could Learn From One Young Woman

I’d really never heard of Chloe Hudson. Most of us never would. While she’s extremely attractive, she’s not a model. She’s not an actress or singer, nor is she an athlete.

I just learned about her in the last 24 hours myself, but she’s an interesting young woman who really should be better known because a lot of our young people would do well to learn from her.

See, Hudson wanted to be a plastic surgeon. That’s a big-money occupation, but it comes with a big-money price tag. In order to achieve that kind of a dream, you have to go into debt to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Yet she had an alternative to consider. She’d taken welding as an elective class in high school on something of a lark.

Now, she’s pulling down six figures.

I’m not sure what plastic surgeons make, but I’m willing to bet she’s earning close enough to that where she’s not too worried about it.

But Hudson didn’t earn that overnight. She had to work toward it.

Yes, she took welding in high school, but she had to continue her education via trade school for one thing. She also then had to go where the work was. She moved a fair bit taking jobs that offered opportunities to move up until she could command that kind of salary.

Far too few people are willing to do that.

Now, don’t get me wrong. Some people can’t do that because of other obligations. I understand. I’ve been there. Yet most young people don’t have those kinds of obligations.

Right now, especially, there are a lot of places having trouble keeping jobs filled. And these aren’t necessarily even jobs like welding or other trades. A friend noted her local Popeye’s closed at 7:30 one night, apparently due to lack of staffing.

People are coasting right now with an extra $500 in their unemployment checks, they’re just not going back to work anytime soon. Meanwhile, there are jobs to be filled.

Admittedly, many of them aren’t great jobs, unlike Hudson’s work.


In this country, girls are admiring people like Beyonce and Taylor Swift. What they should do is look at someone like Chloe Hudson.

“Why? She abandoned her dreams. That’s awful!”

How is it awful? What’s awful is going hundreds of thousands of dollars into debt to pursue a career that you can’t even be sure you’ll enjoy. Hudson took part in a nursing clinical and hated it, so how could she be sure she’d like being a doctor?

Further, there’s absolution nothing to stop her from pursuing something like that later.

She’s not likely to, though, because she has a great career making really good money.

However, I can’t help but look at her and wonder just how many people struggling right now, desperate to pursue their dreams, could have learned something from her. How many writers, for example, could have skipped creative writing majors at college and gone to welding school instead.

Then they’d have the money for writing workshops and books but have a good career in case things didn’t work out for them.

How many aspiring rock stars should have learned to be auto mechanics? How many poets should have learned HVAC repair?

Fantasy author Larry Correia was reportedly once asked what major someone should pursue in college if they wanted to be a writer. Larry said accounting because that’s what Larry did to pay the bills before his writing started earning enough. It’s the same principle.

My daughter is just nine years old. She’s not that interested in people like Beyonce or Taylor Swift, thankfully. However, that’s going to change in the next few years. With any luck, I can direct her to admire someone like Chloe Hudson instead.