I design websites, print pieces, and social media collateral to help people find meaningful work.
The beginning of my morning usually consists of planning and preparing for the day. After that I meet with various teams to gather information about the projects I need to work on. Then I start creating cool stuff / pretty things. Sometime around noon I'll take a lunch break, and then continue to keep myself inspired as I iterate on my designs. This is generally what my day looks like, but being a designer always throws little challenges in my direction each and every day.
Here's the first step for high school students
Start early. Even if you decide to pursue a different career path, you will figure that out sooner than later if you start early. Start making things. Follow other well-known creators, and don't be afraid to look at what your peers are doing. They will always push you to be better. Don't feel like your work will never be as good as someone who has been doing it for years. Sometimes it takes time to work your way up. START EARLY!
"You should get a job doing something that makes a lot of money--something prestigious, like a doctor or something like that."