To start off my story, I’d like to start talking about things that we talked about on the first day of school. As we stated, there is a difference between fun and happiness. As Matthew Kelly says, “Your ability to experience happiness is limited only by your ability to grasp the meaning and purpose of your life.” Ever since I was little, I have been taking tumbling classes. I know I talk about tumbling a lot but it really is one of my true passions. Tumbling is so much fun to me and for the longest time I thought it brought me happiness. Going to the gym can be the highlight of my day and even though I absolutely hate waking up early, especially in the summer, I don’t mind doing it if I get to tumble. But, what I need to realise is that, “Our conception of happiness is often fatally flawed by the belief that fun equals happiness.” (Matthew Kelly) So, although it may be a lot of fun, but it will not give me true happiness.
Nonetheless, ever since the first class I took, I fell in love. I would consider this class to be a defining moment in my life because if I had never gone, I wouldn’t be the person I am today. I can honestly say I’ve gained most of the seven virtues from it. More particularly I have learned patience, humility, and especially diligence. Maybe I have gained these virtues because “Habits are produced by repeatedly performing certain acts” (Virtues paper) and going to tumbling everyday has instilled those in me. Either way, tumbling has left a positive impact in my life. I love it so much that I have turned it into my senior project by hosting tumbling clinics, so hopefully someone will realise they love it just as much as me. When I went to Class Act I was a student teacher for two years. After Class Act I went t...
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..., the diligence I’ve earned from tumbling, the understanding and new perspective I gained from my surgery, the faith I’ve earned throughout the years; all of these skills add up to what God is calling me to do.
As I said earlier in my discernment paper, God is calling me to be a dietician. This would be fitting because I am aware that I want to help people. I hear him telling me that helping people will make me content. I 've already looked at so many types of jobs and the ones that appeal to me the most are in the healthcare field. The part that I will hate the most about it is that everyone is always going to be looking at me but that is how it will be for any job I end up choosing. With all of my experiences added up so far this career choice will be good for me. I care about nutrition, health, and the well being of others. God’s purpose for me is to help others.
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