Personal Narrative: My Journey To The Medical Field

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One of the best moments of my life was during a mission trip I was on with Matt and Trish, as well as the remaining youth group. For one week we traveled down to Knoxville, Tennessee where we helped various organizations and groups with building offices, volunteering at homeless shelters, and the moment that transformed me as a person. This was called “Under the Bridge.” What happens is, multiple homeless shelter organizations from around the city and state come together for one night and, under a highway overpass, they bring food, clothes, and necessities for the homeless community. The most vivid image I have from this experience was witnessing a man in ripped clothing and a hunched posture walk up to the speaker where Christian music was …show more content…
Kelly Vorhis. Growing up I was a fickle child; I would alter what career I wanted every other week it seemed. Once I arrived at high school, I was decided upon becoming a Pediatric Oncologist. However, I began to reexamine this choice simply due to the hesitation I began to feel about my ability to remain unattached to the children with whom I would be treating, which is vital to being able to perform my job to the best of my ability. After that was over I switched to nursing. I had always wanted a career in the medical field and I felt nursing was a way for me to still be able to have time with my family I wanted at some point in my life. Senior year came around and still I was set on becoming a nurse, however, eventually something happened. During my high school career, I was a member of the English Academic Team and I was actually the captain during my senior year. This is how I eventually began to have a close relationship with Mrs. Vorhis, who was the coach of the English …show more content…
Eventually, I began to feel this pull toward teaching and eventually understood that God wanted me to become an English teacher. This realization also came to me through the help of Mrs. Vorhis. The two of us became closer during my Junior and Senior years and eventually I began to call her my “school mom.” Mrs. Vorhis understood the dedication it took to achieve goals and no matter what I needed she was always there willing to help. It was her who pushed me into contemplating teaching after I discussed with her the connectedness I had begun to feel towards the career. Without her perseverance, I am not sure I would have ever begun to push myself in that direction. She definitely deserves the title “Best Teacher” for the reason that she will forever remain an aspect of my life no matter where I travel or what I accomplish in life. She modified my perspective on varied aspects of English, including the Odyssey (which I still don’t like too much). I cannot thank her enough for the impact she had on my life or the time she spent with me when she could have been with her own family. She will always remain my “school

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