Below is the script I have written for myself for my digital story which I also have saved on a Google Doc.
This is the story of me learning about myself and how I came to realize I wanted to become a teacher. When I was little, I didn’t know what I wanted to be when I grew up. First I wanted to be a vet because I liked dogs and cats. Then I wanted to be a sports broadcaster because I liked watching and playing sports. Then I wanted to be a physician’s assistant because I thought studying medicine and helping people was cool and it was a good job that my parents really wanted me to pursue. This was me when I graduated high school, and I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. But I decided to be a biology major because it was what my parents wanted for me and it would lead to the path of becoming a physician’s assistant. Then one day at church, I ran into my second grade teacher, Mrs. Clark. We were discussing her current class of 2nd graders and how she was enjoying them. It made me realize after all these years, she still remembered me and cared so much for me. I wanted to have this relationship with students. I also realized how impactful she was on my life and how much I admired her because of that. This also made me desire to have impacts on kids’ lives as well because I want children to have experiences like I did with Mrs. Clark. Then, as a second semester freshman I changed my major to EC education and I have never been happier. I have found my passion in life and realized that I want to be in a classroom everyday.. Recently, a professor gave me this card at random, and it made me realize that I made the right choice to become a teacher. It says, the universe is always conspiring to support me, guide me, and lead me compassionately toward the highest good. I included this because it really was a moment where I felt at ease with my life decisions thus far. I greatly appreciate the encounter I had with Mrs. Clark at church that day about 3 years ago, and am thankful for it everyday and will continue to be appreciative of it for the rest of my life.