Calling_ ESpartas

Calling_ ESpartas - Elizabeth Spartas For the longest time...

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Elizabeth Spartas For the longest time I did not know what it was that I wanted to do with my life. I knew that I did not want a “desk career”—something that involved sitting behind a desk all day and a core focus on earnings. My career of choice needed something more; it is important to me that I feel that my career enables me to make a direct and positive impact on the world. One day during my freshman year of college it dawned on me—teaching is what I am meant to do. Upon excitedly sharing my discovery with those close to me several people exclaimed, “I knew that was what you should do!” It seems everyone knew that was my calling except for me. Perhaps that is part of what makes it a calling; within “A Discussion of Public School Teaching and Calling” it is noted that a greater group outside of oneself should confirm a calling. This paper also notes that a calling relies more on serving others than focus on oneself. Not only that, but one must possess certain attributes. I feel (and believe that others have confirmed) that I
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This note was uploaded on 10/20/2011 for the course EDU 300 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '09 term at BYU.

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