My Experience In My Life

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As an elementary and middle schooler, I had absolutely no idea what I wanted to be when I grew up. While my classmates seemed to know that they wanted to be an artists, firefighters, or teachers, I was completely unsure. My interests were wide-ranging and varied, and I could never imagine being stuck doing one thing for the rest of my life. Each time we were asked what we wanted to grow up to be, I gave a different response- from ice cream tester to marine biologist to mountaineer- never wanting to commit to the same potential job more than once. And this incertitude didn't seem to be something that I was growing out of- it continued until earlier this year, when I finally unearthed my passion, the thing I was meant to do with my life. In a single day, I went from unsure about my future to absolutely certain about what it would hold. It’s a day that I know I’ll continue to cherish for the rest of my life. Yet it began with a certain level of skepticism and reservation, and even a little bit of dread. I arrived at the hospital one early January morning, hesitantly changed into the too-big scrubs, and met with the surgeon in the prep area to begin what I expected to be a somewhat interesting, yet long, tedious day of shadowing. Right from the start, my attitude began to change. As the surgeon and I moved through the prep area, discussing the surgeries with each patient and obtaining their blessings to have me right there as they went under the knife, I started to gain a

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