HITTING THE ROAD
YOU ARE ABOUT TO HIKE A JOURNEY TO UNRAVEL YOUR ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES OF LIFE. ARE YOU READY?
Just like hiking up a mountain, finding your passions in life can be challenging. The trail you hike may have dead ends, steep cliffs, or long portions of switchbacks. Don't give up! Finding your passion in life will provide you with something even more meaningful than the view at the top of a mountain. Let's read the story below to learn about how one girl, Marcelle, discovered some of her passions in life.
Finding your passions can change your life. It can set you off on a path you never imagined. It did this for me. When I was a sophomore in high school, I had a free space in my schedule. I was thrown into a basic electronics course. I remember the first day when I walked into class. I was terrified. I had no experience in the subject and was the only girl in the class. In the beginning, I wanted to quit, but they wouldn't let me switch classes until I showed that I had tried to make the basic electronics class work. Time passed and, unexpectedly, I began to enjoy the class.
The following years, I took advanced electronics, robotics, engineering in the 21st century, and more. I joined the Technology Student Association and SkillsUSA chapters in my high school and competed at state and national levels. In almost all of these, I was the sole female. When I was selecting a college for my post secondary education, I asked my teacher which was the best school for electrical engineering in Utah. I was accepted into Utah State University and began studying electrical engineering.
Then, I discovered another passion: teaching. I have since switched majors and am now studying technology and engineering education. I want to inspire students like I was inspired. I want to do for others like my teacher did for me. If you had asked me before if I thought I was going to do anything like this, I would have laughed and said no way. But here I am. Don't write something off just because you have no experience. Explore. Find something that will ignite your passion and change your life.
Shall we begin?
If you are ready to discover what your passions are, let's get moving! Watch the video below to get to know Ricky and the rules for our hike.
Now that you have watched the video, we can get started. Hit the button below to head to the trailhead.