I was never one of those kids that said, "When I grow up, I want to be a teacher." Instead I projected myself in a myriad of random professions, like marine biology or law, which for some reason seemed more exciting and unconventional. By the time I reached Bowdoin, however, it was pretty clear that the sciences and law were out of the picture; my love for both the humanities and children over-ruled any previous career paths. Thus I found myself in Education 101, loving every minute of the class discussions and assignments because they struck me as being applicable to real-world experiences. My enjoyment in Education classes has never faltered, and as an Education minor, I feel as though I am being equipped with the skills necessary to contribute in the world beyond Bowdoin.