My last hope is one day I would like to become a useful resource person in my Karen community as a professional in education.My fellow ethnic Karen has been fleeing war and became refugees for many decades. Many children did not have educational opportunities because of life they had to go through.Sometimes I blamed myself because I felt envious of the world and people that had more opportunities.
I was once like these children and was not happy with my life.
Therefore, I hope to be able to help make a difference in these children life so that their dream may come true as other children in the world.
At the beginning it was challenging for me to declare my major because the world I grew up is too different to where I am now.
However, I always knew in my heart that I love working with teenaged children.
For me, my education journey began at age five in first school, and ended aged twenty-three after graduation from university with a degree in English Literature.
Although the levels of academia and specific challenges became bigger and more complicated as my educational journey progressed, it would be fair to say that the ways in which I dealt with each challenge as it came my way remained relatively similar.
However, I am really happy now that I could start to dream about my future in real life and not a daydream anymore.
Working fulltime and going to school fulltime might be a little difficult, but in order to finance my family without giving up on my dream, I motivate myself everyday to have enough energy.
My name is Moon Soe, and I am a junior student at Metropolitan State University, in Saint Paul, Minnesota, pursuing a degree in secondary mathematics education.
This spring 2012, I am taking four classes at the indicated institute above while also working full-time during weekdays.