Over the Thanksgiving break, I was once again reminded of how blessed and privileged I am. I grew up in a two-parent household, where both parents are educated, employed, and involved in their children’s lives. All four of my grandparents are still living and are still together, and I have plenty of aunts, uncles, and cousins who are equally as involved as a family. I have two siblings who are healthy and happy, and I have great relationships with both of them. My family is financially secure enough to live comfortably and help send us through college. Whenever I think about how lucky I am to live the life I lead, I remember that we need to use our privilege to help those who may not have what I have. I think that’s a big reason why I am so passionate about education. If I can use my job to impact somebody’s life for the positive, then I believe that I am doing the what I am supposed to do.