Throughout my childhood, many individuals posed that infamous question: “So, what are you going to be when you grow up? ” I cringe even now as I write it. During my childhood, the answer came quickly and with assurance: “A doctor. ” I don’t know quite when I settled on that profession, but there it was, for all to marvel. My high school education was organized to take advantage of all the honors courses my school offered, as I knew this would look much more attractive when I applied to college and eventually medical school. My family mainly motivated me to study hard and to get good grades.
My goal then was to graduate from high school with good grades and on time with the rest of the students my age. My guidance counselor told me if I finished the requirements for graduation, I could graduate with other students my age. My family has a large part in my achievements in high school and continues to be a source of motivation in my future achievements in college. I am the only one in the family and the first one that will be attending college. I want very much to make my parents proud of me. My family encourages me to be part of activities at school and in the community.
I have also been effective as a Sunday school teacher. By helping elementary school students formulate principles and morals, I make a difference in their lives every week. The value system that I hope to instill in them will last them their entire lives. I find teaching first-graders about Christ extremely rewarding. In my community, I am involved in the youth group and in the choir of my church. I sing at church every Sunday morning. In the church youth group I am the treasurer, and I am in charge of the group’s activities once a month.
These activities demand commitment, responsibility and time. College education is very important for my future. College is my opportunity to improve my life by having more opportunities to get better jobs, and to encourage my family to go back to school. I plan on continuing my education throughout the next few years as I endeavor to pursue my doctorate in Pre- Med (Biology). In this way, I will be able to realize my childhood dream of becoming a “doctor,” but in a much different way than I ever imagined. Of course, I don’t suppose that small child would mind very much.