Monday, November 18, 2013

Part Two

Sorry about the wait for part two of my life journey! I am sure you were all hanging on to the edge of your seats waiting for this post to come out ;) 

If you missed it, here is part one

Part Two:

So I told you all that I hated law right? Well I HATED it. I was three months into this job, sitting at a desk, looking over papers and writing briefs. I can't remember the exact day, but I woke up one morning and thought, wow if I hate this job THIS much right now, how will I feel 30 years from now?

I thought maybe it was just a rough week, that I would get over it. The money would be worth it, along with all the benefits. But it wasn't. It didn't get any better. 

I was 21 years old, making VERY good money, and hating every. single. moment of it. Something had to change. 

This story kind of flows right into my testimony, because it was at this time that God was working wonders in my life. My un-happy money hungry self was not feeling fulfilled, I needed something more. 

I will never forget it. November 7th, I sat at my desk one morning listening to the radio on my computer when it hit me. My passion was not in law. My passion was a career that would allow me to influence and impact children. My whole life I was becoming prepared to be a teacher, why did I give up that passion? When did I become so focused on money? 

Three weeks later I put in my one month notice and I quit my job. I was 3 months away from graduating college, three months from a stable job, three months from affording my own home and buying a new car. Now my future consisted of another year and half of college, of thousands of dollars in student loans. Was it worth it? 

I hoped it was. I prayed it was. And all I can tell you from this story is that God is AMAZING. I would not be here with out him. By becoming a christian God changed my entire career path. 

Was it worth it? You tell me. Is having students thank you for helping them succeed worth it? Is inspiring kids who have nothing that they are capable of achieving something worth it? Is receiving letters and christmas presents from students thanking you for helping them succeed worth it? Now I am not trying to say that the legal world is a bad thing, because it is gratifying to A LOT of people! But for me, these little things are worth 100000 legal briefs! 

So yes, the change was worth it, the thousands of dollar loans, the almost dropping out of school, the major changes, the accepting christ as my savior. All of that have led me to where I am today. They have led me to my December 7th graduation date, and I could not be more excited and proud of myself for getting there :) 

1 comment:

  1. so awesome! money, no matter how much you make, is worthless if you hate what you do on a daily basis!

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