The reality of life is that no one is born the same. We all have differences about us that influence our quality of living. Two summers ago, I got the chance to shadow speech pathologists at a local hospital. Those few sessions changed my way of thinking and my aspirations. I realized while shadowing that our senses are vital to how we experience our surroundings and develop as human beings. The children I observed were so eager to learn, but due to their speech impediments, they were unable to engage with their peers to their full potential. I want to be the person that helps children overcome their difficulties with speech. This would change the world because more children would be given the gift of speech. The ability of verbal communication would change their lives for the better and most importantly, give them opportunities in life they’ve never received before. Specific goals that I have in order to reach my future goals would be to be accepted into an internship with speech pathologists at a hospital in Minnesota. After graduating from Hamline University, I plan to attend a graduate school where I will obtain my Masters degree to pursue my dream profession of being a speech pathologist. I have no doubt in my mind that this is the profession for me. Speech would expose children to the rest of the world, the part of the world that they have never accessed before.