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My dedication to furthering my education in the field of psychology is unstoppable. Psychology has always been a passion of mine, but not until recently have I taken advantage of the opportunity to pursue my innermost dreams. I can remember as far back as 7th grade, having the desire to become a psychiatrist. Although becoming a psychiatrist is not exactly what I am striving for right now, I never limit myself. Currently, my goal is to work on gaining a Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling for Drug and Alcohol Addicts. My educational background includes a Bachelor Degree in Biology from Purdue University, with a minor in Chemistry. While at Purdue in West Lafayette, pharmacy sparked some interest in me due to the fact that it was a well-known Pharmacy school and the financial outlook for pharmacists was impressive. It appeared to me as if half of the school was either pharmacy majors or engineering majors. After talking to my academic counselor and informing her of my desire to pursue psychology, she encouraged me to pursue pharmacy due to my strong background in math and science. I took her advice while pushing my instincts to the side and jumped on the pharmacy bandwagon. After working as an intern in several retail pharmacies and reading a book about the pharmaceutical industry, I had a change of heart. I had to ask myself why I wanted to become a pharmacist. After looking in the mirror and honestly answering this question, the only answer I came up with was the impressive salary and job stability.
As I matured, I came to grips with my true inner goals. I knew a long time ago that I wanted to study psychology, but I allowed my desires to be compromised by the money factor. Now I am learning to follow my instincts; they always steer me in the right direction. For example, during my last year in middle school, I was offered a full scholarship to attend a very prestigious prep school in Faribault, Minnesota. My instincts told me…