A Heart for Helping
Published originally on Life Here At Twenty Something, the short version of my heart and my life in the past few years.
My entire life, I heard that I was smart, talented, unique. The words sounded good, and I soaked them in like rain on a hot summer day. I was convinced that because I was smart and hardworking, ambitious, kindhearted and motivated to do good for others, that I would have people lining up to hire me. I scoffed at the idea that you needed to know people in order to find employment or to accomplish any sort of community work. I believed that if you were passionate enough about something and you worked hard, you would find bountiful fruit for your endeavors.
With this in mind, I attended a pretty good university and graduated with honors. Armed with the knowledge that I wanted to help others, and the conviction that education is a powerful force that can dramatically improve a person’s life, I obtained a teaching credential. I taught in a…
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