Changing the World

Scholarship Entrant: Elke from Estacada, Oregon
Essay Question: If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it change the world? Describe the specific goals you would set to make that dream a reality.
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We all have a vocation. This is something I firmly believe in, and always have. No matter if we don’t know it yet, if we think we might know, or we are absolutely sure of it, there is a calling and a gift leading us to our future within each and every one of us. Mine was not one I was immediately aware of until I started having horrible stomach pains and had to go to a hospital more often than not. I discovered (after countless months speaking to specialists and having 14 vials of blood taken) that I am one of the few unfortunate women with endometriosis. Although this process of finding out what was wrong was sometimes painful and downright annoying at times, I found my passion. Within all the anger and pain and confusion that came along with this diagnosis, was always someone to help in any way possible. This was when I realized what I wanted to spend my life doing. I may not change the world, but knowing I will have the opportunity to touch someone’s life every day, no matter how big or small, is just as rewarding to me.

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