Do What You Love and Love What You Do

Scholarship Entrant: Jamel from Federal Way, WA
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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I read an article (I can’t remember where or else I would cite it) that one of the top regrets that patients have on their death beds is not pursing a career that made them happy. A lot of them said this despite being financially well off but cited that in the end, that finical success couldn’t compensate for the happiness that they lost in their life. I don’t want to end as one those people when my time comes which is why I’m pursing a job as a sports broadcaster. Ever since I witnessed the Seahawks make their Super Bowl run in 2005, sports has been a big part of my life. It’s been a part of a lot of my discussions, led me to many of my friends, and has even been part of identity as I’m know as the “sports guy” to my friends. Now I know it isn’t the most philanthropic career choice and it probably won’t lead to the betterment of the world but honestly, I don’t if my life was meant for that. Sometimes you just have to do something that would be beneficial for you. That’s why I’ve left my family, my friends, and good situation at a great school to pursue something that I know would enjoy doing for the entirety of my career. I’m sure I’ll have many regrets on my deathbed but at least I’ll be able to say that I went after something that I loved doing.

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