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    Posted May 30, 2013 by
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    Girls + Education: Your message

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    Follow your heart!

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     U.S. student Anbarr from Illinois decided to follow her dream of becoming an elementary school teacher despite those around her pressuring her to reconsider. This means the one thing she would tell girls about education is just that -- to follow their own dreams and make their own happiness. "The issue of girls and education is important to me because I realize what a great impact education has made on me, my friends, and the many younger girls in my community that I'm lucky enough to work with frequently," she said.
    - sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer

    Follow your heart! Do not allow anyone to tell you what you can and cannot do. If you would like to be a doctor, lawyer, businesswoman, teacher, etc., go for it! Do what pleases you because only you can decide what is important to you. If I had not followed my own heart, I may not have ended up going to college to become an elementary school teacher with a concentration in math, and may not have ended up happy with my career or life choices. I love working with children and I love math--these two things bring me joy--I am so thankful that I was able to overcome my family and friends pressuring me to pick a different career path and decide for myself! Do what you like because that, in the end, will make you most happy. You are the sum of the choices you make; YOU have the ability to make yourself happy!

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