It is important that you read Escape From Reality: Part I before reading this is you have not already. I had to split them because I did not want to make you guys read a 1000-word post all at once. š Been there, read that.
I’m not saying I’m not thankful for everything I have been through, because I am thankful I have been through everything I have been through. I believe everything happens for a reason, so I try to make the best of situations. Sometimes my actions are great, and sometimes they are not. When my actions aren’t so great, I learn from them. Because of what I have been through, I don’t necessarily look at mistakes as mistakes; I see them as obstacles I had to overcome to get to where I am now.
I want to be a teacher and teach others because I believe that teachers are helping hands; they play an important part in a person’s life.
My Creative Writing teacher from junior year (Mrs. Nease) taught me how to expand my writing skills and helped me overcome my fear of sharing my writing with strangers. My Algerbra II and Geometry teacher (Mrs. Castro – or Castro-Lopez, or just Lopez now, IDK) inspired me to be a mathematics teacher. Unlike other math teachers I have had, Mrs. Castro (used to calling her that!) made math fun – something I didn’t know could be done.
My escape my junior year was writing, and the third part of junior year to all of my senior year, mathematics was my escape. I learned to love math over the years, but I really fell in love with it senior year. I think that, as a high school senior, students are transforming from a teenager to an adult; they are trying to find themselves. The lucky ones find themselves between their senior year and two years after graduation. Those that haven’t found themselves yet are still searching.
I also think, that in order to be happy, you have to do what you love – not love what you do.
And maybe you have to be open-minded, and willing to accept something else as your happiness, because in some situations, happiness has to find you instead of you finding it.
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