Knit it Together

Scholarship Entrant: Alyssa from Stratford, Connecticut
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 Alyssa: 1

If I could earn a living doing what I love most it would have to be knitting. The slightly amusing thing about this statement is that in my senior yearbook, the editors decided that “In 20 Years” I would own an eccentric craft store. While this may seem like a coincidence to people who don’t know me, for the people who do know me, it is such an accurate proposition about what I will be doing with my life in the future (and for the record, the yearbook staff didn’t really know me).

Knitting is something that I have been doing since elementary school, and is still a huge part of me today. I have donated numerous hats and scarves to local homeless people in my local towns, as well as cancer patients and homeless people in New York. I was the student leader of the Greens Farms Academy knitting club my sophomore-senior year. I have taught many students as well as teachers, to knit.

While this is only something small that I do, I believe that it does have the power to change the world. What if I were to send hats to soldiers in fighting in the Middle East? What if I were to knit blankets for AIDS babies in Africa? Sometimes what you do is not about how much money you make doing it, but rather about what else you get from doing it.

Vote for Alyssa: 1

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