I always answered the question: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” with the same answer. It never varied. I want to be an Author. However, as any young writer has likely experienced, I was told how unrealistic that was when considering a steady income.
Then, I went on my Latter Day Saint Service mission to Japan and found a deep love for teaching. The joy it brought me and others was something that struck a cord in me and I found myself wanting something that previously I had said I would rather die than do: Be a High School Teacher.
I have often been asked: “Why?” I want to make a difference in others. My dream has become two fold. I want to be a High School Teacher, and a successful author. I want to show by example that a student can choose what they want to be and make it happen.
I will study at Salt Lake Community College for two semesters and then transfer to BYU or to the University of Utah and major in English. I want to move to Heber City and teach at Wasatch High School. Those Teachers gave me so many opportunities to grow and so my desire is to work there and do the same for others. Every summer I will fill my time with writing and every school year I will fill it with focusing on how to better my students and help them believe in themselves.