I didn't always know what I wanted to do. I was raised on the idea that I could only be three things. I could be a doctor, lawyer or a teacher.
Over time, I tried to fit into those roles. I shaped my interests into those jobs. Although I had already decided, there was always a voice that questioned that choice.
I was very quiet because I knew how my parents would feel if I decided I wanted to be something that may not have fit into the small criteria I was given.
First, I'd like to explain why my parents held such a concept in high regards. My parents are immigrants who had to work incredibly hard to get me through school. They always had to pull through so they could get me what I needed. They had no problem working this hard if it meant that I could secure my future by going into a career that would bring in a good income. These were the jobs they associated with this.
However, the last two years of high school, I found myself attracted to our political world. I love history, I love the law, but most importantly, I love helping people.
I saw the state our country and thought that I'd like to change it. I think politics has become too much about money and too little about helping the people.Studying political science is the most fulfilling thing I've done thus far. I feel like I will be able to do something for others.
My goal is to create change, even on a small scale. I want to give back to the people. I want to help them improve their lives. I want to show people that there are people who are on their side.
I want to give back to my parents, the people who have supported and fought for me.
There are the reasons why I chose what I did but more importantly, I do this for my parents but I also do it for this country.