Since I was a little girl, my answer to the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” has always been, “A teacher.” I have always been amazed and intrigued by the importance and honor of this profession. There is no single vocation more vital to the survival of humanity than the responsibility of teaching the young people because they are the future. There is no career more charitable or humanitarian than dedicating your life to educating the great minds of tomorrow.
I have always felt a sense of urgency to make a difference, no matter how seemingly insignificant, in at least one life. I believe in the power of education. I believe education brings knowledge and knowledge gives power to the one who possess it. This is why I not only want to further my own education but I want to dedicate the rest of my life to furthering the education of others.
Deciding what subject to specialize in as my major was simple. I had a teacher that used to say, “If knowledge is power, language is the vessel that holds it.” From then on, words and the power that words contain continued to astound and inspire me. Thus, English language and composition clearly became my passionate first choice for a major. Words are a powerful tool that, when learned to use correctly, can become a great asset for success.
In the words of Nelson Mandela, “There is no passion to be found playing small- in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” This is why in everything I do, especially my career as an educator, I believe to do the most my capabilities allow me and inspire those around me to do the same thus I decided I will not merely get a bachelors and teach at a public high school but I will go on to get a PhD in English Composition and teach at a University. This is how I plan to share my passion because there is no gift more powerful that I can give to humanity than my sincere devotion to broadening our horizons through the power of language and education.