I’m gonna start off this with a quote that I felt was appropriate for this, it’s from Dead Poet Society which is a favorite of mine
We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. To quote from Whitman, “O me! O life!… of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless… of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?” Answer. That you are here – that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. That the powerful play *goes on* and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?
For the people who read this blog, you know that last year I was studying at Bay State College, a small private college located in the heart of Boston Massachusetts. I was studying Entertainment Management and it everything seemed to be going well until the end of the first semester when I discovered that Entertainment Management was not for me. It was down hill from there, everyday there seemed to be something new that bugged me about the college. From the admissions not knowing how to support their students, to the almost non excitant academic support offered to students, it was not everything I hoped it to be.
Fast-forward to the present: It’s now Wednesday August 27, 2014 and I am preparing to move into an entirely new university, with brand new people, studying something completely new. To say that i’m excited would be a drastic understatement, I am besides myself with feelings of excitement, nervousness and hopefulness. Hopeful that I’ll succeed, hopeful that i’ll enjoy it and most importantly, hopeful that i’ll absolutely love what i’m studying. Now to what my new major is, (insert drum roll here) my new major will be English with a minor in Secondary Education. There it is. That is what I’ll be studying for the next three (more likely four) years. The funny part is, if you told me when I was sixteen that when you’re nineteen you will be going to Salem State University studying English with a minor in Secondary Education, I would’ve thought you were insane. At that time in my life, I wanted to study Audio Engineering, that sure has changed. It’s crazy how life works sometimes, one day you think you have your whole life planned out, the next you are changing majors, changing schools and changing your entire life plan.
The dream is that I’ll get to observe, student teach at North Andover High School (my high school) then get hired full time as an English teacher. I am ready and prepared for the challenges that this journey has, I am eager to become a teacher and make a difference on kids lives everyday. I can’t see myself doing anything different with my life.