My First Semester At Byu Idaho

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I was desperately lost while studying theater during my first semester at Brigham Young University-Idaho. It was what I enjoyed during high school, but I want a career where I am able to spend time with my family and one where I’d be in a position to improve the lives of others. After taking my first acting class I knew it wasn’t what I wanted to do. Since then, I have considered everything from psychology to accounting. Research and volunteer opportunities, advice from trusted mentors, and my education played roles in my decision process. I learned to manage my time wisely in order to spend time with my family. Most importantly, I was able to decide on a career in optometry, and have since planned out what I want to do after optometry school.

After my first semester at BYU-Idaho, I took a two year break from school to serve as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Africa. I dedicated my time to serve the people surrounding me. Usually the service was simple things: helping wash laundry by hand, preparing meals, cleaning or even building a mud home. I enjoyed every bit of service I was able to offer. My parents taught me the importance of hard work, and my upbringing is the reason I find joy in serving others. This joy has guided me as I have chosen my career path.

I have a beautiful wife and a one-year-old daughter. Being a father has taught me how to manage my time more efficiently. Our daughter was born the week before finals. The first

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