Saturday, March 3, 2012

What do I feel called to do?

To be honest I am very unsure of the question. I know there is a lot in store for me being that I am only 18 years old. But at the same time, I am still trying to figure it all out. One thing I know is that I want my career and life to be focused on helping others. As the youngest in my family of six, I had a lot of people to look up to in my life. My three older sisters and my mother were amazing role models. I think that I am following in the footsteps of my family by wanting to give back to others. My mother is a nurse and has been fulfilling that role of "helping people" for as long as I can remember. She is definitely the main reason why I am interested in a career in the health services. 
Right now, I am majoring in Interdisciplinary Health Services and my goal is to get my Masters in Occupational Therapy. OT is very similar to nursing and my mom got me interested in the field. She thought I had all the attributes of an occupational therapist and really pushed me to find out more about it and see if I could see myself doing that for the rest of my life. She did a pretty good job helping me decide a career path...after all, she is the person that knows me the best and has been working in the medical field her whole life. 
Overall, I think that being a part of a family that is so centered around kindness, compassion, and selflessness is the main reason I feel called to work in health services. My older sisters are all studying to become social workers, physician's assistants, and veterinarians. My family is such a big part of my life that I am not surprised they had so much to do with steering me in the right direction. From doing service and helping others in the community to getting my degree in Occupational Therapy, I know I will live a life where I can have a positive impact on those around me. I am excited for what the future brings because I know that I will continue to be helping others no matter what.