I Am A Psychology Major

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Being in unfamiliar places has always given me an odd sense of comfort. This could be attributed to my natural desire to explore new places, meet new people, and taste new foods. My forever-home lies in Kansas, a beautiful state with rolling hills and sunsets that make your appreciation grow every night you are away. I hope never to offend this place with my desire to reach beyond the mundane, although difficulty arises sometimes in explaining my next adventure to my family that wants me to stay in rural Kansas forever.
When I say I am a Psychology major, it comes as a surprise to most people. The ones who are close to me know how much I love to travel, and assume I will pursue an international career. However, I also have a great desire to learn and a passion of working with children. Thus, my career aspiration is to work in pediatric mental health care. I plan to pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, and hope to help struggling children understand and cope with their illnesses. This is a somewhat new aspiration, as five years ago, had someone asked what my future held, I might have returned a blank stare. My senior year of high school, I battled an episode of depression and anxiety. Now that I know what immense impact mental disorders can have on children and adolescents, I aim to dedicate my studies to the cause, to, one day, advocate for pediatric mental health care, and to diagnose and treat struggling children.
While abroad, I will complete the requirements for my

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