When I was little, I always dreamed of growing up to have two of the most incredible jobs ever. The first was becoming a marine biologist and the second a pizza deliveryman. Now, I know what you’re thinking. Why? Well, to me they were jobs that made others happy. A marine biologist could help teach people about aquatic animals and the oceans or even let people swim with dolphins (who wouldn’t want to do that?!). As for delivering pizza, growing up in the NJ/NYC area meant having the opportunity to eat some incredible Italian food. As a result, some of my fondest memories from childhood involve sitting down with family and friends after a long stressful week and devouring slice after slice.
I must be sounding pretty professional right now, right? Well, maybe I need to explain a bit more. Even though these two jobs sound rather childish, it made me realize that I had a core value or purpose in my life: to make people happy. Over time, this value transformed into something a bit more “mature.” Today, every decision I make revolves around my desire to help others grow and to bring about a positive impact on the lives of others and society. Although uncertain as to where this road will take me, I look forward to the challenges and opportunities ahead.