For the first twelve years of our lives we are required to accept an education. We are required to accept a 7-hour school week, we are required to cram for finals and stress over graduation requirements. It is not until we enter college that we are no longer required to accept an education but are offered an opportunity to experience an education. My first year of college was an experience I couldn’t compare to high school. All four years of high school could not equivalent to the aging and wisdom that took place just during my freshmen year of college. It was in that year that I dealt with the big questions, none of which involved prom dates or locker room gossip. In many ways, I feel like my life begun that first day of class, my new life that is-the life I will continue to grow from. Elementary school, middle school and high school taught me how to answer the important questions but college taught me how to ask the important questions. Education has inspired me in many ways; I’ve witnessed the art of education and how a teacher can inspire a masterpiece from a student. It is for this reason I aspire to one day make the transition from student to teacher. I wish to offer everything I have (my knowledge, my experience, my wisdom and my faith) to the next generation to each child that walks into my classroom.