My parents said my desired career was not fit for this world.
They said I will not make enough money to live.
I want to change the world.
I want to BE somebody.
Do they not understand?
It will be a long, narrow road.
But I am well-prepared.
I will keep my dreams close, and God even closer.
I want to share my knowledge to individuals that need it:
Yes, I will teach children.
It seems like a deathwish in today's economy.
But to me, it is what will make me feel alive.
I want to feel joy when I go to work.
I want to be proud of my career.
And I will be.
My heart aches knowing that I will not reach this goal for another four or five years.
It will be worth it when it happens.
This is my one goal in life.
I will succeed.
Against all odds, I will succeed.
I will wake up early every morning
And arrive to a classroom full of bright, smiling faces.
And I will be proud.
For these may not be flesh and blood, but they are my children.
I will change their lives.
I will forever be grateful for their wonderful souls.
They will heal me, as I will heal them.
Why, might you ask?
I am a child's best friend.
His role model.
His second mother.
And his leader.
But most of all,
I am his teacher.