For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to be a teacher. Mostly anything that deals with kids. Ever since I was 6, I remember setting up my stuffed animals in rows and wearing my mom’s heels pretending I was a teacher, as I would write down random things on my little white board pretending to be teaching a class. However, as I have gotten older, I realized that the thought of a different career has been on my mind lately. Ever since I was little, I have always had a soft spot for the elderly and little kids. As I have now been a teacher assistant for the past six years every summer at my church’s Korean school for the kindergarten class, and share my love and positivity as much as I can to the elders at my church. However now that I’m in college, and my path in the education field has already started. I know deep down, becoming a teacher will always be my true calling, as it has been something I’ve been dreaming for my entire life, but something is always on the back of my mind, as if it’s telling me to reach out and change.
Recently, the thought of becoming a physical therapist for the elderly or kids has been something that has been on my mind for a while now. I feel like it’s a calling for me, since I can’t get the idea out of my head. I believe I have the passion and mindset to encourage and push those that have been through things and events they never should have been in. I want to help and guide those that need physical therapy, so when I see them conquering over a wall that has been barricading them for so long, it won’t only be them crying from happiness. I haven’t actually started doing any research on other career paths that is away from the education field, as I feel like this will just be a phase of what I want. I’m not really sure on what to do as I don’t want to waste time and money since college is expensive.
I know college is all about the experience of finding new passions and making a change, I find myself unable to do those things since I’m worried when it comes to the financial part, or even if my persistence about something would change midway. Hopefully in these next coming years of college, I find my true calling and never look back.