I have never been the girl who just sits back and lets the guys explore the great out doors alone. Instead, I am right there behind them traveling through the dirt and bug infested outdoors.
The person who kills the bug when it comes near- yea thats me.
It’s not that I am some manly girl that wears the boy clothes, i just enjoy challenging boys to make sure they know that, yea, a girl is just as good as them. I grew up experiencing the outdoors by going camping once a month. The girls would be inside the tent playing with Barbies while I was with the boys biking around the camp sites. I’m not saying that I avoided Barbies, I had a whole trunk full of my own only that if I could choose between being indoors or outdoors I would probably want to be “out of the kitchen”. I am proud and confident enough with myself and enjoy hanging out with the guys.
Although I want to continue being an engineer, enjoy being one of the few girls in my field lately I have been thinking of a more stereotypical womanly career path: a teacher. I know that being a teacher I won’t get paid the high salary enabling me to buy a Maserati or the Audi R8 of my dreams, but I’m okay with those cars always being a dream. For the past two years I have found myself helping my friends with their math homework. There is a simple joy that I get each time whatever I just said “clicks.” Although I may not change the world by creating a new machine or material and get paid the big bucks I am pretty sure I could enjoy making a difference to students in the classroom. After all, that is where I started. My hopes, success, and failures were mostly achieved in the classroom and the teachers that pointed me in the right direction…. well I am eternally grateful to all of them.