Schooling and Future Career Aspirations
I’m currently a junior at a local university where I hope to attain my Bachelor’s degree. I completed my Associate of Arts degree recently at a local community college where I enjoyed being around a diverse set of people in terms of both age and background. After attending school for almost my entire life, I have finally begun to enjoy and love learning. I’m fascinated by practically everything, and whatever I’m learning about becomes my newest obsession. I often find myself craving to discover more and more information about the material in front of me (except for anything math related).
I have dreamed of being a teacher ever since I was a child in elementary school. It was the only thing that I could ever envision myself doing. In high school, however, I fell head over heels in love with psychology. After considering a career in psychology for quite awhile, I finally made up my mind to pursue what I’ve dreamed about doing my whole life. I’m now majoring in education with minors in both history and English. I plan on teaching at the middle school level in either social studies or language arts. Sadly, I feel that there is a stigma against middle school, but my views and experiences with middle school and young adolescents haven’t been anything but positive. I hope that as I progress through my studies and career I can somehow work towards eliminating some of that stigma.
One thing that’s important to know about me is that I’m embarrassingly shy. I’ve been this way my whole life, and I’m slowly embracing that it’s a part of who I am, and that it doesn’t mean there is something wrong with me. I tend to be shyer around family than friends, which is the opposite of how I was in the past.
I have struggled with anxiety, depression, and OCD on a daily basis for a majority of my life. I’m currently on medication and attend therapy in hopes that they both will allow me to better deal with my adventures in mental illness.
I tend to exhibit a lot of patience and compassion towards people. However, that doesn’t mean I’m a push over and tolerate unwarranted junk from people.
One of my basic philosophies of life is that “To be different, is not to be wrong.” Although I may not agree with someone’s opinion or belief, I still respect them and their thoughts. I don’t believe that just because two people don’t see eye to eye about something it means they can’t be friends. I’ve seen that proven many times throughout my life.
Please see my interests for a list of my current obsessions.