A journey I began in January of 2010 finally came to an end on December, 2013.
My life long dream of becoming a teacher has now become a reality. This accomplishment did not come without it’s ups and downs.
I forfeited many nights of needed sleep preparing research papers, lesson plans, group and individual projects, and presentations just to name a few of the critical assignments that were required in order to pass my classes.
I entered every classroom with the determination not to quit. Having such a strong desire to know and learn more I took one year worth of classes that had nothing to do with my intended goal.
I took classes such as Criminology, Sociology, Appreciation of Theatre, Anthropology and I could go a little further.
Although these classes were not required I left with a world of knowledge. Even though there wasn’t an immediate need for such I believe every course taken will eventually come in handy some day.
I found myself encouraging fellow students many times by letting them know they were able to do anything they put their minds to.
I painted a picture of their desired accomplishment yet to be achieved which in turn propelled them to keep moving forward.
I gave up some movie nights, occasional dinners at restaurants, walks along side the beach etc… Now that walking across that platform on graduation day has come and gone I look back and say to myself……
It was worth it all. I’m happy that my inner desire was much stronger than momentary wants. My aspirations is pushing me to another level of milestone.
I know I could do “all things” through Christ that strengthens me.