My Career As A Career Essay

992 Words May 1st, 2016 4 Pages
My career as a geographer stemmed from my love of history and the courses I took while in high school. There were many milestones along the way that have shaped me into the geographer I am today and that will continue to shape me as a geographer. Likewise, decisions that I have made as a geographer have played an important role in the rest of my life. From an early age, I had a deep love of history. To this day I still love learning about history in my free time. When I was younger I would read about ancient civilizations like the Greeks, Romans, and Persians. I loved studying them. I wanted to know all that I could about their society, how they lived, what they did, and why they made those decisions. I didn’t know it then, but I was setting down the foundations for my shift into studying human geography. When I began high school, I was determined to get into college and become a history major. History was one my best concentrations of study throughout high school. I was good at it because I was passionate about it. It came easily. I was happy to sit down at night and read my history textbooks. The same could not be said about my calculus textbooks. At the end of my sophomore year of high school one of my favorite history teachers, Mr. Miller, told me about a new advanced placement course that was being offered. It was called Human Geography. He said he would be teaching it and that he thought I would really find it interesting. I remember thinking “what the heck is human…

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