Funeral Service Personal Statement

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When I was only ten years old, I told my mother I wanted to be a funeral director and/or embalmer when I got older. Thirteen years later, I am still saying that same phrase, but only this time it is hitting a little closer to home. I have been waiting 4,745 days to finally be able to say that I am only one year away from achieving that long term goal of mine and I could not be more excited. Although I knew exactly what I wanted to do at such young age, I did not apply to mortuary science school straight out of high school like I could have. After I received my academic honors diploma from high school, I attended Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame. While at SMC I received my Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration while concentrating …show more content…
However, the one question I have answered numerous times is why I wanted to or why I am choosing to enter the funeral service profession. I must say, first and foremost, that my heart is taking me in that direction. I do not follow any family members’ footsteps in this profession, it is truly just a calling for me. However, it is also the satisfaction and the ability to be a part of the last thing one can do for the deceased and their family. No matter the circumstances or age, death is never easy and I feel a need and passion to do whatever I can to honor the deceased while also providing support and guidance to each and every family I serve. The ability to be responsible for quality and respectful services which allow the family to have no concerns or worries during a very difficult time is crucial, and I want nothing more than to be able to provide those services day in and day out. Having the honor to sit with families during some the most difficult days they will ever have to face while also providing comfort to each and every family so they do not feel alone is something I will strive for. I want families to be able to open up to me, let out their fear and anger so I can help them, guide them, comfort them and support them every step of the …show more content…
However, the one question I have answered numerous times is why I wanted to or why I am choosing to enter the funeral service profession. I must say, first and foremost, that my heart is taking me in that direction. I do not follow any family members’ footsteps in this profession, it is truly just a calling for me. However, it is also the satisfaction and the ability to be a part of the last thing one can do for the deceased and their family. No matter the circumstances or age, death is never easy and I feel a need and passion to do whatever I can to honor the deceased while also providing support and guidance to each and every family I serve. The ability to be responsible for quality and respectful services which allow the family to have no concerns or worries during a very difficult time is crucial, and I want nothing more than to be able to provide those services day in and day out. Having the honor to sit with families during some the most difficult days they will ever have to face while also providing comfort to each and every family so they do not feel alone is something I will strive for. I want families to be able to open up to me, let out their fear and anger so I can help them, guide them, comfort them and support them every step of the

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