The Indirect Path

Scholarship Entrant: Kirsten from Brighton, MI
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 Kirsten: 48

It has taken until my fourth decade of life to discover that I want to be an Occupational Therapist. I want to be able to help people of all ages and abilities to train their bodies to allow them to function as independently as possible. I want more patients to be able to stay living in their homes rather than moving into nursing homes. I believe that quality of life is much more important than quantity of life. I believe that you should live your life amongst family and friends. I also want to educate the general population that even minor modifications to homes and businesses can make a positive difference in the lives of family, friends, and co-workers.

Since I have finally discovered my passion, and now have a path to serve as my guide, I intend to follow this route and not turn back. This goal is worth the risk of failure. First, I will complete all of the prerequisite courses within one year’s time at Oakland Community College to be eligible to apply to the MOT program at Eastern Michigan University. Secondly, I will complete the required volunteer hours and obtain at least three academic references. Third, I will brush up on my outdated math skills for that GRE exam. Second time will be the charm! Finally, I will smile as I look at that acceptance letter and remember where I started.

Vote for Kirsten: 48

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