Steps Toward My Dreams

Writing Challenge: July 10, 2018

Prompt: What are some small steps you’ve taken toward your dreams?

Step 1: I am in school. This is such a small but obvious step. I have been in college for 6 years and have been attending full-time for the entirety of those years. I have changed my mind a few times, but I have really buckled down on what degree I want.

Step 2: I practice my writing. Again, this is a small, but important step. I have challenge myself to write every day, even if it’s just these little prompts. They are short, and my responses aren’t artistic, but they keep me thinking, keep me working, and keep me practicing by keeping that little “writing center” part of my brain active.

Step 3: I changed Majors. This was almost a step backwards in a way. After nearly completing two degrees as a double education major (History Education and English Education) I decided to take another route and major in writing studies. This was a tough decision to make as education is near and dear to my heart, but ultimately, I knew that teaching was not a plausible option for me at this point in my life. I hope to go back into education one day.

Step 4: I am doing my internship. Technically an internship wasn’t really a choice as it is required for my degree, but I did choose how to fill my internship requirement. I choose an internship that allowed me to try my hand at technical writing as well as marketing, and I’ve really enjoyed both aspects of the job. This internship has given me practice, and flexibility in controlling my work responsibilities, but most importantly- this internship has shown me that switching majors was the right choice for me.

Step 5: I am starting to look into potential careers. After nearly a decade of being on the “teacher-route” I suddenly have a million options to look into after graduation. It’s both exciting and intimidating. The last few months I’ve started to look into potential job options for me and have begun to narrow down the field.


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