31 January 2008

Morphed Essay.

I started writing this after recieving the assignment from my "english" teacher to write an essay about a personal experience. I think it is his way of figuring out where our writing is, and what he needs to focus on. The essay turned out different from this, but this is where I started...
When people mention a 10 year plan I'm pretty sure they mean that you plan out the next ten years of your life. I, however, interpret it as meaning you take 10 years to make the plan. Well, I'm happy to say that I've finally made one...Ok, maybe it's not quite a 10 year plans, but 5 years, at least. You know the thing everyone's supposed to decide in their teens? Their dreams, goals, ambitions? Well, I never did that. Or, maybe I did, but it was just not good enough for the self-proclaimed "experts." I always wanted be a housewife. Really. I wanted to follow in my sister's footsteps and get married at 18, have a baby at 19, and voila--20 year plan, at least! It all seemed so much easier that way. And when it didnt happen, I was slow to change my plans. I just waited, hoping my dreams would still be realized.

Looking back, I realize it was all very nieve. While my sister is an amazing wife and mother, the fact that I'm kinda glad I have a different life is a good indication that I probably wouldnt have been. Don’t get me wrong, I still have that filed under “to do,” but I’m no longer sitting around waiting. Instead, I’m out living life (See past blogs) and gaining as much education and experience as I can so that I can be more knowledgeable and therefore of more use to those around me.

One of the most influential things I did was serve a mission. I loved it! I grew so much in such a short amount of time. And that's when I decided that whatever I end up doing would have to involve helping people. If I'm going to be happy working full time, I need the satisfaction that comes from directly serving others. Obviously that narrowed down the options for my eventual career a lot.

Next I had to figure out who I wanted to help. And this let me down several paths,--and a few dead ends. I started out thinking about how important my family is to me. So, I decided to find a way to help families be functional (seems to be very hard these days).

and now, I've gotta go to school, so I'll update this entry later...

2 comments:

Christy B. said...

hooray! we can be blogging buddies now!! :)

your essay (so far) is very cool. it's so funny how we plan our lives, but they rarely end up being what we planned them to be. i'm excited to read more, and to be able to keep in touch with you.

Liz said...

Hey, I want to read the whole thing! Post it! Post it!