My Future plan
"What will I do for the rest of my life?". Everyone always ask this question at some stage of their life. As a senior in high school, I also ask myself this question too after I graduated from high school. After spending long time with a real destination, I have come up with three plans for my future such as becoming a doctor, getting scholarship to study aboard and helping orphans in my country."A goal without a plan is just a wish." I think planning is like drawing a map that guides us to the destination we seek. Once we have a map, it will be easier and more efficient to find the way we should take. Also, the map would teach the risk of getting lost in our long journey of life. I realise that some of these plans and goals may change, but with a plan, the start of the journey can begin.
Becoming a doctor is only my first plan in my future . This idea first came into my mind when I was ten years old. At that time, one thing happened, and it was an unforgettable event for me. My grand mother, who lived with my family, died after she got a heart attack. After suffering from that situation, it makes me feel regretful why there aren't anybody can cure her. If only I had known how to cure her; therefore, my grandmother wouldn't die. Since that day on, I always have a dream of becoming a doctor to help people and my family. In order to study Doctor, the most important subjects that required me to study are chemistry, biology and mathematic. After graduating high school, I will take an entrance exam to study in the university of science and helath which is called red school. Many students want to study in this school so it was utterly competed to study there. To prepare for this journey, I have to be good at with those three subjects. What is more, I have to study French because many documents related to French.
The educational system in Cambodia is limited comparing to many developed countries such as Japan, French and so on. Thus, my second plan come up. Getting a scholarship to study abroad isn't easy especially on a doctor skill. Once we get it, we will proud of it. As a regard, I used to take a high school scholarship contest which is called " The United World College scholarship for high school student". With this scholarship, it makes me very hopeless to take other scholarship. First, I hope I will get this scholarship because I passed the first and the second round of the scholarship contest. However, in the final round, I failed because of lacking preparation during the interview test. I came back home with no feeling like my feeling is run out from my body, and I went to my bedroom crying for the hole day and asked myself"why it become like this?." I did think about my mistake then I promised I wouldn't make it happen for the second time. It is my first experience in my life so I will study hard to get other scholarships during my university life in order to make my family proud of me.
In spite of those two plans, the last plan for my future is helping orphans who live in Cambodia. While thinking about what to do after graduation, I decided to spend my weekends on voluntary social work because doing a volunteer work is also a part of getting priority to get a scholarship. I started my volunteer work at Youth Master Advanced Organisation. I played and talked with the orphans, distributed lunch to them. One thing I noticed about them is they need us to pay attention to them. If they hadn't been gotten any attention from us , now perhaps they would be wandering along the streets in the dangerous world outside or they might have been pick-pockets, robbers, or drug addicts. With this in mind, those idea of helping orphans in Cambodia become one of my future goal to help my country starting from the child leading to adult with well-educated to the next generation in order to develop our countries.
In conclusion, those three plans are very important to me in my future and also connected from one to another in order to become a useful person in a society. I have a strong declaration that even if I get some problems during my pathway to achieve those plans, I must try all my best to complete those plans. I believe that only the preparation can get the right chance and relates it to success. Successful is coming by your own whether you can catch it or not and without any trying, you can't get whatever you want.
as an indonesian citizen who doesn't really speak advance english, your essay is pretty good! Although you must re-check for spelling errors, like 'mathematic', when it's supposed to be 'maths' or 'mathematics'. Besides that, try using other transition word other than 'in conclusion' in last paragraph. 'In conclusion' is too common and mainstream! Lastly, re-check your usage in periods and comas. Good luck!
p.s. please check my essay please, i really need feedbacks!
The following is one of two winning essays composed for the 2012 The Mary Cone Barrie Scholarship. The scholarship is one of few annual awards that recognize non-traditional students and their pursuit of lifelong learning.
My name is Moon Soe, and I am a junior student at Metropolitan State University, in Saint Paul, Minnesota, pursuing a degree in secondary mathematics education. This spring 2012, I am taking four classes at the indicated institute above while also working full-time during weekdays. I am planning to finish all my required courses in spring, 2013 and begin my student teaching in Fall 2013. Coming to Minnesota as a refugee from Thailand, I was so enthusiastic and hopeful to continue my education for a better life. I attended Century College as soon as I got my GED six months after I resettled in Minnesota. I was the first generation who finished a two year college, and I’m now working on to finish my bachelor degree. I am originally from Burma (also called Myanmar) and also an Ethnic Karen, one of the very recent immigrants in Minnesota and in many other countries all over the world. While living in a refugee camp in Thailand, I was hoping for a better life, but I didn’t have a choice or a chance. Sometimes I blamed myself because I felt envious of the world and people that had more opportunities. Living in the camp for 13 years, I thought I was never going to be able to continue my education, and I had so little hope when I thought about my future. However, I am really happy now that I could start to dream about my future in real life and not a daydream anymore. Working fulltime and going to school fulltime might be a little difficult, but in order to finance my family without giving up on my dream, I motivate myself everyday to have enough energy. I understand how it must have been hard for my family since they do not speak English and understand much about life process in the United States.
When I started college, I was very happy, but clueless. It felt amazing that I had the opportunity to continue my education, but I did not know how to make it through my first semester. However, I said to myself that I should grab this great opportunity, or it would go pass me. I looked up for supports from every resource I could get from college, and surprisingly I made it through smoothly for the last three years. I feel so grateful and honored that I am going to be the first generation in my family ancestry who is graduating from college.
Undeniably, I believe there are many people in the world that are in the same situation as me. Having gone through a hard time to survive, I would say it is fortune and hope that bring me to this life stage. At the beginning it was challenging for me to declare my major because the world I grew up is too different to where I am now. However, I always knew in my heart that I love working with teenaged children. Also as a student, I always love math and have great desire to enrich my knowledge in mathematics education. After assessing what my passions and my abilities are, I decided to become an urban secondary math teacher hoping I could help guide these wonderful children to grow intellectually and pursue what they desire to.
My interest in teaching began while I was teaching as a non-licensed teacher for almost two years at a diverse post-secondary school in the refugee camp. However, I felt bad for I was not able to provide my students with the best quality education because I was not well-trained but given the job due to community’s need. Then, since 2009 until now, having worked in an urban secondary public school in Saint Paul as an educational assistant, I really love my job as an educator. As a result, I would like to take a step further to become a good educator for the lifelong learning journey of the new generations. After I get my teaching license, I am planning to teach at an urban secondary school. I am also very proud to be part of community education and represent many Karen immigrants in Minnesota. Receiving scholarship would really help me graduate timely. This scholarship is not going to be just a financial support, but for me it is evidence to prove to my urban students as someone who was once hopeless now has accomplished something great.
My last hope is one day I would like to become a useful resource person in my Karen community as a professional in education. My fellow ethnic Karen has been fleeing war and became refugees for many decades. Many generations missed educational privilege. Many children did not have educational opportunities because of life they had to go through. I was once like these children and was not happy with my life. Therefore, I hope to be able to help make a difference in these children life so that their dream may come true as other children in the world.
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