Lightbulb Moments Essay

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Not all lives have one big light bulb moment, some have a couple little light bulb moments, leading up to a medium light bulb moment. I have a little light bulb moment kind of life, not that it’s a bad thing. The first little light bulb that popped over my head was when I was little. I always knew that I wanted to help people with my life, career wise. Whenever adults asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up it was always things like pediatrician, or just doctor. Years went by, and my ambitions didn’t change much. My options widened to Social work, foster mom or a nurse for pine rest. When I was a little older, I became more aware of things like self harm and eating disorders, which was when light bulbs two and three made an appearance. I read a lot now, but back in sixth grade a book titled Cut by Patricia McCormick stuck in my mind long after I finished it. The book was about self-harm and a girl that suffered from it. From there I read other books about the topic, and found it heartbreaking. I soon found out that I had friends that self-harm. I knew that I wanted to help people get through life without having to turn to that to cope with their problems, but didn’t yet know how to go about that. Light bulb number three started to burn brightly around seventh grade, when I read a book named Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson. This story reported about a girl suffering from anorexia and her friends death from bulimia. It brought to light eating disorders and their effect on young girls. After finishing that heart-wrenching tale, I knew that I needed to widen my scope to helping girls with self-image issues and eating disorders as well as helping with victims of self harm, but I had yet to learn how I could do it. A little over a year later we had to do a survey online to help us know what our futures should be. That’s when I discovered the career path of
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