MY DREAM written by: "Cyndi Beckett" Most people have a significant person, experience, or book that changed their life. Obviously, I am not like most people. I am my own person. I have values. I have my own dreams. I am me. I do not have the world's greatest memory, but I do know one thing tht changed my life around. It was the television show, Quantum Leap. I saw my first episode when I was eleven. It changed my whole view of the world. Instead of seeing a dark tunnel without lights, the lights came on. I knew God had gotten my mother pregnant with me. Often I wondered why. I questioned myself time and time again. I can put myself into someone else's shoes just for one moment due to this show. I now know why certain attitudes are morally correct. I understand the subtle differences between everyone. I can feel at ease when I observe the screen at thirty six frames per second. To quote Scott Bakula, the star of Quantum Leap, "I learned from being in those experiences. I changed some of my opinions about situations or people or attitudes. I developed relationships with people and situations with I wouldn't normally been able to embrace." I know I am not the only one who wants to be an Egyptologist. I know that my beliefs are not all that unique. I am not alone. I know that there are people in the world who are like me. I have seen all of these episodes more than five times. Each time I see it, I realize the actors on the screen are having fun doing their job. I can see the fire and passion in them. This show connects everything together for me. It helps me recognize tht I was put here for a reason. Perhaps I am here, like Doctor Sam Beckett, trying to make the world a better place. I will affect someone sometime. I want to make the world a better place by doing so. Do not get the wrong impression, I do love books. I have read many in my nearly nineteen years. I want to write one someday. This is how I will affect the world, along with being a psychologist and a mother. Perhaps I may become a teacher or archeologist, as well. Once I get a degree at your school, I will be on my way to living my dream.