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A Self Analysis Paper

The Reasons for Seeking Counseling Career

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Self Analysis: Reasons for Seeking a Counseling Degree

Knowledge, from time immemorial has been a tool of immense empowerment if directed positively toward the right direction. This blatant awareness has channeled my vision into pursuing education to a reasonable level. It has become imperative in this contemporary competitive world, if one is to make a hallmark success in one’s chosen career, to attain a competitive level of education, such as master level. Hence, I have decided to apply for a master degree. Yet again, my relatively rough background and personal experiences have committed me to decide to use my acquired knowledge to the very optimum. My vision is to impact my immediate environment with all I have. Hence, my choice of a course that would enable me to help others. I have favoured Counseling career over several other equally challenging careers basically because of my childhood struggles and other relatively rough upbringing. As a youth, diverse struggles with life have made me climb the success ladder, fending for myself and also taking care of my younger siblings. Taking up such responsibility over time has not only made me familiar with the duty of attending to people’s need, it has also made me committed into caring for people’s emotional problems. Always readily resolving my brothers’ and sisters’ diverse needs and problems has made me quite empathetic, always willing and ready to solve people’s problem. Again, because of having once had my own fair share of problems over time, I am aware of how depressing problems could be on human psychology, most especially when there is nobody around to discuss such problems with, hence carrying the burden all alone. I am aware that these experiences were not peculiar to me alone, for several other youths would have shared and continue to share similar experiences with me. I have therefore decided to dedicate myself into helping people overcome their diverse problems. Personally, I view myself like a rough diamond. Like the famous quote that goes thus;

“Before a diamond shows its brilliancy and prismatic colors it has to stand a good deal of cutting and smoothing.” –Author Unknown

It indeed took a great deal of cutting, polishing and smoothing to transform me into a viable jewel. The numerous obstacles I have overcome and my diverse accomplishments are all evidence of my flexible and teachable nature. Given the chance to learn and grow, I have demonstrated my ability to shine. My personal upbringing, academic work and professional accomplishments have helped me to identify my strengths and a vision for my future career. Hence, my goal to pursue a master’s degree in counseling with the intent of expanding my skill set and broadening my knowledge base to become a competent mental health counselor. I began my life much like any fine diamond does, buried deep in a dark place. My mother was a drug addict who hardly cared for me and my four siblings because of her lifestyle. As the eldest child, the burden naturally fell on me and I readily took the responsibility of caring and mentoring my sister and brothers. Single-handedly, I managed the household, prepared meals, and ensured that all my siblings were prompt in going to school everyday. In no time, they increasingly depended on me for their general wellbeing and care. Even in time of sickness or ill health. Our mother was so irresponsible and unreliable. She would encourage me and my siblings to indulge in antisocial acts like stealing and lying. It thus became my responsibility to guide my siblings away from this lifestyle and direct them to the incorrigible path of uprightness. I became a mother, counselor, teacher, mentor, and...
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