“So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon seem inevitable.” – Christopher Reeve
Every decision we make leads our lives to their current point. Each day we make seemingly small decisions that impact on our life greater than we know at the time. My choices and decisions have led me to become a teacher, and through further conclusions I have recognized my passion for design. I am writing you to ask for your help in pursuing my dream and help to change my dreams fromimpossible, to inevitable.
My name is Morgan Miller. I live in Johnston, Iowa, a suburb of Des Moines, in the center of the state. I am 27 years old and currently teaching in the Des Moines Public School District. I am a teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, teaching math, history, science and 21stcentury skills to students grades 9-12 who suffer from some sort of hearing loss. I love these students and the joy they bring me. Life has led me on a journey to a place that teaches me, as much as it allows me to teach. Children of today’s world hold great hope and little fear in what they believe they can accomplish. Even Deaf children hold little doubt in what they can do, even though the world has already thrown barriers into their life. They have inspired me to pursue my passion for design and envision a dream that seems impossible into a dream I now see inevitable. I have a great desire to follow my passion for design and with your help, I hope I can.
Today’s postsecondary education opportunities open doors for young individuals. The lesser advertised gift of postsecondary education are the students loans that have now risen to be the second highest debt in the country (only second to mortgage debt). I am included as part of that statistic, and yes, I knew I would owe money after I graduated. But the burden of student loan debt is far worse than is every exposed, and I am feeling the true effects now as I dream of pursing a different career.
I currently owe $47,600 in student loan debt, with continuing interest. From this loan I gained a Master’s Degree in Special Education with a focus on Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education. As I mentioned above, I love my job, but I am ready to pursue my new passion. I am writing to ask for financial support in helping me reach my dreams. Why am I asking? I want to help people create their homes, or remodeled rooms into a vision they couldn’t even imagine. I want them to love their newly designed space so much, they find no reason to leave their home and want to invite others to it.
I am not a typical example of an individual who needs desperate monetary support. But I do hope you can see the potential in my passion and drive to pursue a dream I feel is no longer something I can ignore. It’s my opportunity now to make my dream inevitable and I am taking every action to do so.
If you have reached this point of the letter, I must truly thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking the time to read about my passion, dream, and bid for support. Your time is precious and I cannot thank you enough to taking time away from those things that matter most to you to read about me.