What I have always felt was a purpose in my life is trying to help others with their lives, to help out the underdog. While growing up I had different ideas with how to do that, the military, studying law, but I felt the most practical was psychology. I felt this was a way that I could achieve my goal with life in a honorable and noble manner. I have a B.A. in Psychology that I graduated with in three years of college. I graduated four years ago, but I did not know where my life was going.
It was after my second deployment to Iraq with the military that I decided to look at my life and try to figure out more of where it was going. This was also the time I was pursuing my theater path, since it was where my passion lied. In this time is when I found out about the study of Drama Therapy. That has been the primary goal I have been pursuing of getting into graduate school since then. This is a way to combine my two fields of study with my purpose and passion can co exist as on. It is also the way I feel that I can achieve my goals.
I have no real idea where I will be after college. I have spent most of my time being structured by college or the military it will be odd when I actually enter the full time career environment. I know where I would like to be with my life and career goals. I would like to be a licensed therapist working with the VA dealing with veterans like myself as the focus population.