My Life At Ball State University Essay

703 Words Apr 18th, 2016 3 Pages
As a child I watched my single mother give her heart to the 24 students in her inner city kindergarten class. She was a mother to them all, and I was always so jealous of the time other children got to spend with my mommy!! She was a shining example of what it meant to love what you do! She was the epitome of hard-work! She was the most dedicated person I knew! She was my role model, and despite vowing that I would never be a teacher, I learned valuable lessons from watching her as we set up her classroom or worked before and after school. These lessons of loving what you do, working hard and being dedicated helped me achieve success in elementary, middle and high school, but when I went to college I had to decide “what I wanted to be when I grew up!” This choice would be one that would change my life forever!! In 2000 I began taking theatre and acting classes at Ball State University. I enjoyed learning acting techniques, analysis skills, and critical thinking, but I knew that earning a degree in acting would not guarantee employment in the adult world. I began thinking—considering the lessons my mother instilled—what job would be fun every day? What job would always change? What job would allow me to be curious? What job would encourage my creativity? Despite my vow to never teach… teaching was the ONLY career that answered every question my heart was asking. Teaching was the ONLY thing I felt born to do. So I changed my major!! I began taking education classes…

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