Be the change you wish to see in the world

I wrote this post exactly 2 years ago and 
never posted it...

"A lot of us have jobs or careers where we just don't make a difference
 - impact wise in this world.
It's not like a decision you make will save the world 
or a species from disappearing.
I still dream of that positive impact job - 
of which I am far away from.
Early in life I wanted to be a teacher but I chose otherwise.
Lately I have been exploring the possibility of going back to school.
I called a nearby university and reviewed 
their study plan for another MBA but this one is in Education. 
I am checking my options money wise - meaning if I can afford it - 
and also how available I will be to attend class due to my work travels.
I think that if I am able to do this, go back to school and get this degree, 
I can fulfill this dream - and maybe in two years I could be teaching.
Hopefully then I can make an impact, a positive one.
While I wait to be able to make that impact, 
here's what I wore today:"

Black skirt Durian- Black short sleeve jacket Rampage - Black suede shoes Moleca - 
Michael Kors black bag - Gold button down shirt Odds and Evens - Vintage cameo brooch
So two years later.
I finally enrolled.

I have my first class today.


The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

Excellent news.
I retrained as a teacher when I was 44.
When you are working with young people you have the opportunity to make a difference every single day.
And another thing - you will learn more from your students than you could possibly teach them.
I spent my break time with one of my blond students today. He demonstrated a range of machines and gadgets he used to ensure he is able to complete his course alongside sighted students.
I left in complete awe of him.

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

that should have been blind student not blond!!!!!

La Mary said...

Que vuelves a estudiar??? hija es que el traductor a veces parece que me habla en indio!!! Pues si es eso, felicidades. El camafeo es muy bonito.

Melanie said...
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Melanie said...

You are already making an positive impact. Doing so doesn't have to involve your job; making an impact can be small things that you may not even realize effect people.

For example - I'm certain that you've made a huge impact on the girls that you've mentioned before....the ones that you've provided motivation to improve their grades.

You've made a positive impact on me by encouraging me when I'm struggling.

I'm so glad that you've made the first step in reaching your dream! I have no doubt that you will fulfill this dream, and make an even bigger impact that you already are!

Patti @ NotDeadYet Style said...

Wonderful! Congratulations on a big step! I am sending you lots of positive thoughts for energy. I went back to school at age 38 to become a psychotherapist. Best career move I ever made; now I love what I do.

Stacey said...

Congratulations!!! I loved your poem and the outfit. Can't wait to read about your conquests :)

Jenava said...

Wow, I studied education as well! Good for you. I have a feeling that you will NOT regret this. You have so much to offer to the world.

Biba said...

You're a star! I admire everyone who wants to teach - I'm too shy so it doesn't really work for me (I used to teach but I much more prefer translating, I love sitting behind my computer with stacks of books!).

Kristen said...

Aww, congratulations! Good for you.

Can't wait to see your schoolgirl uniform. ;-D

Bombshellicious said...

Good luck and congratulations well done you for doing it. xx

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

Wao, congratulations on pursuing your dreams! I think it's awesome that you want to make a differnce and you are actually doing it! Many people say they want to do this or that, but never take the first step towards achieving that goal (myself included many times). This is a great inspiration to me and I'm sure to all the rest of your readers as well. Good for you!

Katha Strophe said...

Fantastic news, Congratulations! I'm so happy for you :)

Sheila said...

That is wonderful - good for you, Lorena! I went back to school when I was 30, to finish my degree. It was scary and amazing, and I am so glad I did it.

This gold blouse is spectacular!

Elegance Personified said...

Good Luck to you with your masters. I got mine in Business and International Marketing. What will you be studying? I know you want to be a teacher but in what field, or what grade?

By the way, you look like you could be a professor dressed like this. Love the vintage brooch. I have a thing about cameos. ;-)