Life’s a Journey
January 25, 2009
I. What did I want to be when I grew up?
a. A teacher
b. A mom
c. Something involving children
II. What were my educational experiences?
a. Negative early childhood/day care experience
b. Various colleges to achieve AA
c. Did not enjoy school
III. What jobs have I had in life?
b. Restaurant Server
c. Pre School Teacher
d. Child Care Center Director
IV. What are my professional and academic goals?
a. Move into more administrative aspect of education/child care
b. Academic coincides with professional
I. Must earn at least BA to advance in career
II. Want to earn MA
V. How can I contribute to my community or the world in the future?
a. Be an advocate for Early Childhood Education
b. Improve quality in Child Care centers
I never liked school. For as far back as I can remember, I just did not like it. I felt like I had so many other things I could be doing. School was boring and took up too much time. As I finished high school and took advantage of the fact that I finally had the choice of where and if I wanted to continue on to college, I struggled with completing my Associates Degree. I knew I had to do it in order to pursue a fulfilling career, but it took 5 years and 3 different colleges to complete. Throughout this paper I will evaluate my education and career choices to establish my current life goals.
Interestingly enough, as I reflect back upon my life and career thus far, I am devoting my time and energy to the field of education. I want to make young children realize the importance of an education and instill in them this value at the pre-school age. As a young teen, I realized quickly how much I enjoyed baby-sitting and caring for children. As I became older, I realized it was not only fun but rewarding to teach kids new things and watch them grow and develop the new skills that I had helped them...