Paid for My Passion

Scholarship Entrant: Sydney from Kaysville, Utah
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.
Vote for Sydney: 2

As young aspiring adults, our elders often tell us choose our profession based on what we love most in our lives because then we will never have to “work” a day in our lives. Yet we still overlook this advice because we think their is no way we could make a living off of our passions such as singing, basketball, or guitar. Despite the resistance, I hope to make a living off my love of helping people. To be more specific, responding to the needs of people in emergency medical situations.
As a elementary student, I carried bandaids in my backpack in hopes of being prepared to assist a fellow fallen student. The day came in the fifth grade where I saw a friend fall while playing basketball and I ran to his aid to put a bandaid on the freshly scraped knee. Ever since, I can not find a joy equal to that of being there for others in their time of need.
I plan to study Athletic Training at Brigham Young University while taking Emergency Medical Technician classes on the side to learn how to help people medically in all situations. I do this in hopes of one day becoming a helicopter paramedic for the California Highway Patrol where I will make a difference by preventing further injuries and even save lives. Even if my living circumstances have to be more humble because of this profession, I will be rich in the blessing of knowing I helped someone.

Vote for Sydney: 2

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