I was talking to my dearest mother last weekend and told her how I applied to Teach For America. "Funny you say that, Kayley Rae," she said, "your dad and I were just talking about how you don't seem very happy and content. That you're happiest in an academic setting."
Therein lies my passion. I get lost in academia. I love it. I told my husband how I found out that Yale offers free access to some courses and it was like Christmas for me (go to this website: http://oyc.yale.edu/). Something about the chance to learn something completely new, a new fact, a new opinion, a new perspective, it all just fascinates me to no end.
But so many are not granted a quality education. It's not their fault. It's the system. How can I help fix this problem?
And that's when I found myself hitting the "submit" icon upon completing my application.
Here's to trying to follow my passion and making a difference. The world isn't my oyster. The world is many oysters, I just have to find the one with the pearl.