Thursday, November 10, 2016

Journal Nine by Emma

Part 1: My active reading is going very well. Callings is a lot easier to read actively because there are brief stories rather than A Long Way Gone which was long and difficult for me to pause and annotate. Another strength of the book callings, is the overall theme of choosing a career that makes you happy. A weakness is getting intrigued with someone’s profile and it immediately ends. You wish you could know more about that person. I do overall enjoy the book, I love getting to know new people and hearing their life story and aspirations. In callings I feel like I meet new people and it inspires me to do what makes me happy.

Part 2: My favorite passage was Engineer and Entrepreneur Noramay Cadena. This woman is incredibly strong and hard working. She moved to Massachusetts with her newly born child and graduated from MIT. I researched how many people raising children in college graduate. Only 33 percent of people graduate. Noramay proved the world wrong by graduating and getting her dream job. My favorite quote is by her daughter Chassitty “I see people who are stuck in situations they can’t get out of. But you showed me that anything is possible. So when I do find my career, I want to make sure that it’s something I love and I don’t feel stuck. I want to go to work and be happy.” This is exactly how I feel which is why I put a lot of thought into what I want my future to look like.

Part 3:  If I were to stay in Ohio it would be because of my family and I enjoy having all four seasons. If my future career has a higher job outlook in a different state I will probably move there if the weather is nice. As much as I love four seasons I also love sunny states. If I had to move my dream state would be California. They have great weather and everyone seems happy there.
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This is a beautiful beach in California. I would love to look out my window to something this beautiful. 


  1. I felt the same way about how this book is easier because its made up of short stories. I would stay in Ohio for the same reasons because of my family, and I've always loved Ohio weather.

  2. I feel the same way about how Callings is easier to read compared to the other books that we have read! And I agree about Ohio. I love it here!

  3. I felt the same way about the book and how it is easier to read because of the short stories. I love Ohio because it is a safe place and of course my family is here and the weather can be sporadic.


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