Personal Narrative: A Career As A School Counselor

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In the middle of my freshman year of high school, my life started to change. My dad, who married and moved away from my brother and I, did not quite have his priorities straight in life. For as long as I can remember my dad always battled alcoholism. During my freshman year, he decided to take a job in North Dakota as a truck driver and was gone three weeks out of the year. Up until then we had a wonderful relationship, he would call once a week and he would pick me up to stay the weekend with him. Once he started the new job he lost all contact with me and progressively drank. Our phone calls went from once a week, to a call every three months. One night I made the decision on calling him, and that was the night I lost a relationship with my father. In the midst of his drunken rampage, he told me that he never wanted to speak to me again. After about two and a half years my estranged father and I finally spoke again, but our relationship will never be the same.…show more content…
Not long after my father quit talking to me, I decide my future job was to be a marriage and family therapist. I visited the school counselor weekly for a majority of the two years and I realized that this is what I want to do with my life. I wanted to make sure that if anyone who went through an experience like mine, that they had someone to talk to and help them understand why these situations occur. My goal is to transfer and earn my Masters of Arts degree in Psychology. In five years, I imagine I will still be in school earning my degree, starting internships, and getting my needed clinical experience. If I am to receive this scholarship, I will be using it to gain the knowledge to help people cope and get through the hardships they may face in their
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