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I'm 25, Now What?

January 20, 2012 | Captain Kayley Nammari

This article sums up my life: http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/01/to_find_happiness_forget_about.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter#.Txlb9xzLOtY.facebook

I was talking to my dearest mother last weekend and told her how I applied to Teach For America.  "Funny you say that, Kayley Rae," she said, "your dad and I were just talking about how you don't seem very happy and content.  That you're happiest in an academic setting."

Spot on.

Therein lies my passion.  I get lost in academia.  I love it.  I told my husband how I found out that Yale offers free access to some courses and it was like Christmas for me (go to this website: http://oyc.yale.edu/).  Something about the chance to learn something completely new, a new fact, a new opinion, a new perspective, it all just fascinates me to no end. 

But so many are not granted a quality education.  It's not their fault.  It's the system.  How can I help fix this problem?

And that's when I found myself hitting the "submit" icon upon completing my application. 

...

Here's to trying to follow my passion and making a difference.  The world isn't my oyster.  The world is many oysters, I just have to find the one with the pearl.


2 Comments

  • Sara
    1/31/2012 11:13 PM
    Great article.

    I'm 25, now what.

    I agree. Its time for us to find our real purpose and seek out learning on our own.

    ...still searching and praying God will inspire me and hold me up once I have that opportunity to shine (again).

    Sincerely,
    Sara
  • Kayley
    2/1/2012 9:09 AM
    Sara, here's to hoping we both find what we're looking for.

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