Investigation of myself, Karen Pavlisko
Who am I? I ask myself as I sit behind the desk in my room and think about the objectives I have for my life and for my future. I am a blonde girl of about 5’9 who lives in North East Ohio, and has done so for 21 years. But no, not really, that’s not who I am. I’m more of an average girl by appearance who, in all honesty, hates too much hard work, but believes in perfection and knows hard work is the only way to get there. Yes, that’s more like it; I’m a studious woman, who puts all the time I need to into a project until it is completed to just how I want it, or at least to the very best of my ability. I enjoy working with people, because I feel company is always more fun, but I also like to do things for myself, so that when they are finished, my projects look just the way I dreamed them. And of course I want to be able to take pride in my own work.
My educational objectives
Currently, I attempt to stay up to date with economic news and information, but as a student it’s kind of difficult. I usually listen to Planet Money, and economic podcast, several times a week. One of my goals is to advance my news reading/watching while I am still a student just to stay more up to date with the times.
My career objectives
However, if after a few years I feel that continued education would be most beneficial to me, I would like to return to a university and work on a graduate degree. I am a firm believer that it is not possible to be too educated.
One other possibility that has always been at the back of my mind has been to teach high school math. As a career it would be nice to have a similar schedule to what I have now; no work on weekends, nights, holidays or summers. I love math and think I would be able to teach it if I really wanted. I cannot see too many obstacles to hinder me from this path, but I have also never really envisioned myself as a teacher either so that option is still up for debate.