I read this quote one day, posted on a classroom door, “Remember why you started,…” I remember thinking: “I know why I started – I want to make a difference,” So, I chose to pursue a career in teaching. I feel that education is the very foundation of society that changes lives.
When I first started this program, I believe I was expecting something different – something easier. I may have had some preconceived notions that this would be simple – do the four years, and get your degree. I realize now that it is not like that at all – assignments, computers, programs, fees, bills, work, and so on. There are times when I feel like it may be too much, like as if somethings got to give.
Then, I noticed that I tell myself, “No, you can’t quit.” This is a part of life – Your life – and your life is a result of the choices you’ve made. You have invested time and energy into making good choices, but that doesn’t always mean the journey will be easy.
Once again, I think about this quote. I realize now that, sometimes, it is not just about why you started,… It’s about why you keep going. That inner strength and determination that tells you, “No, you can’t quit,” That inner voice that tells you, “No, you aren’t stopping now,” and all the family and friends that you see around you as reasons to keep going. This ones for you,… Keep going!