I’m done with teaching and getting out of the field of education. Yep! changed my mind. Ive decided to become a fitness professional. Here’s my blog post about my decision:http://www.supplemama.com/2013/05/more-on-why-im-leaving-teaching-and-what-comes-next/ 4 months ago
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In the end of my third year in vet school, I happened to participate as a speaker in a TEDx youth event in my country. (link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXCpc-Tb3Jc ) The talk I gave was about animal welfare in my country. I didn’t think it was that great, but the whole experience was such a turning point in my life. It boosted my confidence and made me think of what I really wanted to do. And I found it; I wanted to teach.
Being a vet is such a noble occupation. You get to help poor helpless creatures that a lot of people don’t care about, you get to be in the front line to protect human populations from deadly disease. And yet I felt that I loved dealing with people more than I did with animals.
The thing is, being a young woman, I love children especially, and being the crazy scientist underneath I want to teach others about life. I want to teach them to stop and examine the markings on leaves, admire the tender stains on flowers. I want them to look on rainy days and see the little ponds buzzing with life. I want them to appreciate the beautiful world we live in.. because if you didn’t stop and look around at this place you are in, can you really say you were ever alive? 5 months ago
I am currently a veterinary medicine student in my fourth year. I will be graduating next year in sha’ Allah. Now I have never really known what I wanted to do in my life, because there is so much that I can do. From my early years I loved exploring through books, ones usually bigger than me, and perhaps I didn’t understand a lot of what I was reading. See, my parents, particularly my father, love reading with passion, and we had tons of them. There was a bookshelf in our sitting room, another in our staircase and yet another in an upstairs bedroom – and still everyone’s bedside was stacked with books. I don’t know what exactly drew me to flipping through those pages, even before I could understand what was written in them. Perhaps it was the pictures. But still, I was one hell of a reader then. It is a chief factor in why I’m wearing glasses today – reading in the dimly lit stairway. And the things I’d reading about the most are the scientific stuff – especially living things – especially animals.
Moreover, I had this thing for drawing. And my family is a really creative one, all its members talented. It was a passion, a special way to express in my adolescence years when it was so hard for me to communicate what I want.
So the years went by and all of the sudden, I’m sixteen, I’d just finished high school and I’m suddenly faced with this task of choosing a faculty in college and which will forever determine the course of my life – I was terrified frankly. I didn’t know what I wanted, what I could, what to choose. Should I become a doctor? my sister was a doctor and she insisted I should NOT become one too. I suggested art but I was quickly convinced otherwise. What about Architecture? I wasn’t sure. My two other sisters studied THAT and although I was good at drawing, I only drew what I felt. and I hated design. I had an affinity to zoology which warmed my heart when I thought about it, but I was later told it was very bad in Sudan. So what was I going to do?? The pressure was just too much. And I do not exactly remember what I’d written in my application, but I do vaguely remember my mother suggesting I apply to vet school as well since it was “a good thing”. My mother and father both graduated from vet school. So I applied to a lot of medical, pharmacy and dentistry schools, and wrote Architecture, Vet school and Zoology at the end of the list. And guess what? Here I am at vet school. 7 months ago