I'm curious to see what the inspiration of the rest of you all in the class is. It'll be easy comment points and all I'm asking is to talk about yourselves, shouldn't be too bad. I'll start.
I graduated from a small town school in 2004, then took a year off to camp, fish, and joke around. I began working a factory job in February of 2005 (Valentine's Day to be exact, but I had nothing better to do). From the start, I knew it was not for me, but I worked full-time midnight shift for three years before deciding I must go back to school. Because the love of my life is the outdoors, I came to SRU for Park and Resource Management. In High School (and even still now in college) I was a jackass of all subjects, I am a B range student in everything so find it difficult to see any strengths. College Writing I with Dr. Balok (taken my second semester) was the turning point. She became a mentor and finally talked me into looking deeper into myself to see what strengths I had. Some of the most influential people in my life have been my teachers. I have always wanted to make a difference in the world (especially since I can't seem to achieve that behind the thick factory walls and over the loud hum of machinery), and teaching may be the perfect way for me to do so. Although there are still a few times that I doubt my abilities to be a teacher, I feel like this is one of the things I was meant to do.
So...What brings you here?