Changing Our Lives Essay

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Assignment #7: “Changing Our Lives” Final Draft Camilia Terry Strayer University ENG 090- Writing Fundamentals Allison K. Jones September 8, 2013 My Journey to Success Throughout my life, I have experienced a lot of things that I never thought I would witness. Growing up in a family of 7 and living in a small town where a lot of people do not get along was rough. I am 23 years old. I have a three year old son, whom I love and adore. I graduated with honors from Brighton High School in 2008. However, I didn’t go to college right after high school. It has been five years since I have been in school, and I decided to attend Strayer University to gain financial stability, to improve a better life for my son, and to become a successful accountant. To start, everyone wants a comfortable financial future. As a teenager up to age 20, I worked as a full time employee at McDonald’s and part-time at a shoe store. I have to admit, the pay was horrible and I could not see myself working two jobs for the rest of my life. I have dreams of opening my own business one day. I decided to go into accounting to make more money, money management, to get a change of scenery, and there are also multiple job opportunities. I have a three year old son and I knew working two small jobs like that would not provide the things that we both needed. Here at Strayer University, they have a really good accounting program, and the advisors as well as the staff are very supportive and thoughtful. If you put your mind on something and you are sincere about it, anything is possible. I feel great about my new journey here at Strayer. As a result, being able to work for myself and become successful at it will benefit my son and I greatly. Not only will I become successful, but I will not have to work two jobs. Another reason why I decided to attend Strayer is to improve a better life

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