Another conversation that seemed to come up often this weekend was surrounding the concept of purpose and G-d’s will for your life and your desires. In summary I had this experience this afternoon while hiking with my friend and I told her some of my dreams or goals in life and she seemed to continue to piece them together. I literally felt puzzle pieces snapping together which was amazing! Here goes.
I am not a teacher and yet I am a teacher. I could tell you how numerous times people who do not even really know me seem to think and suggest that I am and could be a teacher when I tell them I am studying engineering. First lets flashback. Back in the good ole days I remember setting up the easel chalkboard and whiteboard and pretending to play classroom and I would be the teacher and the younger neighbor girls would be the students. I loved it and back then had you asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, the answer was simple. Then I grew up some and went to high school and decided to study some engineering. I enjoyed the applications and hated the math. Now let’s catch you up to speed. Here I am, thank G-d, about to graduate with a degree with Mechanical Engineering, I love math and even considered teaching it (who knows maybe one day I will). However my job for a 1.5 years while in University was to be an Engineering Ambassador/Outreach Coordinator. What did that entail? Well that was exactly teaching when I look back upon it. I would go out to local schools and community events and educate others on the importance and cool factors of “what engineering is”. I enjoyed it.
Where do the puzzle pieces come together, I bet you’re wondering. I have realized that I am so grateful and blessed to be alive and to have and continue to be able to study engineering. However, one thing seems left opened and still a work in progress. That is that I feel it is an obligation and blessing which I hope to one day be able to follow through with and that is to be an advocate/educator/teacher/marketer/engineer of what Traumatic Brain Injuries are, how you can see them and to help raise awareness of such a large cause of injuries and even death. TBI is something my head and heart have in common and that is to help others because I know that I still have issues and so do others and its time to make the “invisible” injury something people talk about.
This is just the beginning. I have no clue what G-d has in store for me and I know these are simply some of my desires and goals as of current. G-d willing He will lead me onto the path which He has readily prepared for me whether that line up with my goals will be something we shall see within time. BUT, the important thing is that I want what He wants for me as I know He wants the best, so shouldn’t I too?
Here’s to a blessed and wonderful week ahead filled with much purpose!!!