Why I Am A Teacher

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I was rushing through another busy day at work while thinking in the back of my mind what I could write about for this assignment when I came across a Chinese Proverb and I knew that this quote was where I needed to start. This is how it goes… To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep stepping. This quote had an immediate effect on me as soon as I read it. It summed up how I feel about this upcoming quarter and my life in general at this point in time. I am in my final quarter here at Lindenwood University and will have completed all the classes needed to earn my bachelor degree in Human Resource Management at the end of March. This simple, yet powerful little quote seemed to get to me on an emotional level because that is how I have worked my way through school and my life since I decided to continue my education two years ago, by taking one step at a time. I am a paramedic and have been for over fourteen years. I worked in the field on an ambulance right after I became a paramedic for many years. This was followed by several years in a busy, urban emergency department, which was also a trauma center. I enjoyed working in these environments very much and they taught me to look at life from a different point of view, one in which nothing is taken for granted. I also had the opportunity to participate in staff development programs and community outreach and training. After gaining some experience working with staff

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