Sarah Zoschke is a student in the Master of Teaching program at the University of Toronto. A woman of many passions Sarah also energetically consults on destination weddings as an accredited Destination Wedding Planner.
Since I can remember I have always been a dreamer. I was that girl in class, staring out the window, thinking about my next steps. That was me, the daydreamer. My grandmother always loved hearing my dreams, the stories I created, and most of all, my passions. She always encouraged my dreams, however, she had one dream in particular for me – and it’s in the works right now. Even at the tender age of seven, when most kids don’t even know what they want for breakfast in the morning, I already had a career in sight; books. I wanted to work with books. As I grew older and my dreams were slowly clouded with reality, I pushed through.
The important thing about dreams is they do come true in some capacity, maybe not today, but with perseverance, they eventually do. The other thing about dreams is once you achieve them, it opens up room for you to create more. With this knowledge, and the support of my family, I moved to Toronto to pursue a career in publishing; a small-town girl embarking on the big city. I found myself bouncing around, first from contract publishing position to contract positions, then through various industries. But every time I found my fit, it was as though the sheet was pulled aside and all these issues came to light. I kept working hard at it, picking a new dream, a new destination.
To know me is to know my resume, although it might look like an undesirable narrative of multiple jobs, I look at it as a dream checklist, an achievement list. Without it and the inspiration from my mom, I would have never found the courage to go back to school and pursue the dream my grandmother held for me. To become a teacher and guidance counsellor. Even though she isn’t here today, I like to think about her smiling, thinking, “she did it!”
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