Monday, December 10, 2012

What do you do?

      "What do you do?" People always ask when we meet for the first time. I always hesitate because it is such a broad question. What do I do? Think about it for a moment. What do you do?
     I suppose the correct answer is that I work in an office. I order supplies from staples (which remind me I need to order coffee today) and I answer the phone. I get the mail and sort the invoices. I finalize reports and edit letters. I water the plants. This is what I am paid to do.

    It is not the answer I want to give though. I want to tell people that I make a difference and that my existence matters outside of the small circle of my life. I want to say I do something interesting, something meaningful.

But the best answer to the question “What do you do?” is “Here's what I'm passionately learning right now.”-Penelope Trunk

    Because, what I do is so much more then how I earn a paycheck. I am raising two fantastic children. I help my friends when they need it. I plan parties and fundraisers and exhibits and write press releases. I chair meetings and I advocate for literacy.  

     That’s what brought me to Baypath College and fuels my desire for a bachelor’s degree. That piece of paper represents so much more than just a few classes and grades. It means opportunity for me; it is a key to open so many doors that are currently locked.

     With that piece of paper I will change my world.
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