Importance Of My Journey To Morgan

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My journey to Morgan began in my childhood when I decided to become a teacher, and I found out that college was a necessary part of that. Looking back, I can see how my personal experiences and background prepared me emotionally, while the gift of one amazing teacher put me on the path of teaching and helped shape me intellectually. My emotional journey to Morgan began with the creation of my personality, which will allow me to succeed at, and ultimately graduate from, Morgan State University. Some of my strongest personality traits can be traced back to events in my life. They are my ability to think critically and creatively about problems, my dedication to diversity and inclusiveness, and my leadership skills. When I was 7, my parents …show more content…
These aspects of myself led to me feeling isolated like I didn’t belong anywhere. Being a mixture or midpoint of two groups often means that both groups reject you, but it also means you are twice as motivated to make sure that others feel included. Part of my journey to accepting myself involved forming a mixed-race club at my school that encouraged diversity and understanding. While the founding of the mixed-race club shows my propensity for leadership, my experiences in the Choir honed these skills. As I found my footing and began to enjoy being part of a team, I saw myself becoming more comfortable with public speaking and putting myself out in front of a crowd. I’ve since learned that I truly love being a leader and part of a support system for others. I’ve been section leader and president of multiple choirs, learning early on how to work with my team toward a common goal, building a relationship based on trust. Outside of the Choir, I often volunteer myself to fill leadership positions, whether it means coordinating group trips of up to 20 of my friends, or simply delegating jobs in a group project, enabling everyone to …show more content…
Emotionally, I know I that I have personality traits that will continue to benefit me in and out of the classroom. Leadership, Commitment to diversity and Creative thinking are all useful to a student, and even more so to a teacher. More than anything else in school, Mr. Joy’s class taught me my own capabilities, that there are few intellectual obstacles I cannot overcome. My experiences, both in and out of the classroom, will serve as lessons. On move-in day, I felt afraid of the unknown, new classes, large groups, new people, and unfamiliar surroundings, yet what helped me get through it was my quiet surety in my

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