Some of my former college professors have become my brother’s college professors today. Every time he mentioned them, my name would also be mentioned. There was one college professor whom I thought wouldn’t remember me because she became my mentor only once. Although I submitted my school work for her class, I don’t think I participated in her class discussions. So I was surprised that she asked my brother if I’m his sister. But she probably heard what I did in other classes from her co-workers.
I’ve been quiet during classes since high school, but I did a lot of public speaking back in college. The first time I did it, I was really surprised to discover how loud my voice was and how well I was able to deliver my thoughts. I rarely read my cue cards in front of people even though I brought them. I’ve been a shy person, too. But it didn’t stop me from interacting with my patients and other people. Although I did these things, I wasn’t a popular student. But maybe those are the reasons why I made an impression on my former college professors. Heck, I wouldn’t be surprised if they mentioned me to their students as a role model.
A lot of people say that it’s a waste for me to take up nursing back in college even though I’m not working as a nurse. There are also some people who said that I should’ve just taken a college course that I’m passionate about. My current job made me realize that I want to be remembered for doing these things in person: helping people unconditionally and interacting with other people, especially with friends . Those are what I miss about nursing and I don’t regret taking it in college.
My greatest fear about my current job is that people won’t remember who I am. I don’t want to be remembered as a ghostwriter and I don’t want to rely only on my writing skill forever. I also don’t want to be remembered only by my family…
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