Married at 19 and married with child at 21 had definitely given me the strong push into the real world. Before being a mother I was full of energy with the option to do whatever I wanted. Now as a mother I have been overwhelmed by my days solely involving work and child play dates, which have gradually worn on me making me more tired. Being a mother with a life consisting of work, school and family, all wanting to be full time in my life, has showed me that life has slipped from right underneath my feet and time is going by faster than I could ever imagine. As a wife and mother not getting any younger I have had my ambitions, hobbies and dreams put aside in order to care for and love my family.
I knew I could help people, and have a great future for myself and my family. The one reason I am in college is because I would like to have a better life then my mother and father. When they were in their teenage years, my mom became pregnant with me. Although she does not regret having me, she regrets not finishing out school and going to college. She beats herself up every day, and asks herself, why she didn’t go back.
When I was first asked this question, it intrigued me. I have always loved learning about everything and reading, so seeing people who have taken years off from school fathoms me. Because I love learning, I have always wanted to obtain my degree for personal development as well as having a higher education underneath my belt. I come from a low-income family, so they could not afford to send me to college when I graduated from high school. Besides my father, who passed away when I was young, if I complete my degree I would be the only one in my family to have a college degree.
I have always wanted to have a job where kids were involved. My dream job is to be a teacher, so when this opportunity arise, I could not help but take it. I also thought that working with my aunt would be so splendid and working with her daycare kids was going to be remarkable, but I was so wrong. I started working there right away after I quit my job. I took a major pay cut, but I was much closer to home so I would save so a great deal of money on gas alone.
I viewed myself as a quitter or failure; I couldn’t finish something again. Then my second child came into the world, and I sat back and looked at my children, my family, and my friends that look up to me. How can they lookup to someone that couldn’t even finish her college classes? [INTRODUCING THE SUBJECT]So after many hours of consideration, I have decided to return to college in hopes to obtain my degree for several reasons. Even though returning to school will change many aspects in my family and my lives, I have chosen to return to school to finish what I started, to achieve my dreams, and to lead by example.
That seems to common with all mothers and their young, but definitely growing up as an only child I experienced much more. To this day my mother still deems me to be “too young for that” or tells me to “be careful” when referring to going certain places and etc. All in all, I feel the trials and tribulations faced in The Odyssey are very similar to things I went through growing up. Lastly, the death of my cousin, who was a role model to me, had a major effect on my life. Death is a theme seen throughout The Odyssey and the emotion it brings is seen the entire time
I dedicated myself to my home and children. I paid for their college education watched them graduate and start their careers. I worked hard all my life regular jobs with no room for advancement. I am forty years old now, i work for Montefiore Medical Center in New York City for the security department. It pays well,but there is no room for advancement in that department.
The problem I have with balancing school, work, and family is being an excellent student, an outstanding employee, and a caring mother all at the same day. The trouble I have with being an excellent student while juggling a job and a family is finding the time to study. I cannot ignore my family. It is my responsibility, as a parent; to see to my family’s needs first, for this leads to homework and studies last some times. Staying awake after hours may contribute to arriving to class late.
I have the most wonderful children in the world. They are the most important part of my life and a big reason I wanted to return to school, but they are also the reason I felt was so difficult to go back. It is very hard being a full time mom and I work a full time job all while going to school. I have to make sure their homework gets done, dinner gets cooked, clothes get washed, kids get washed and clean up afterwards. I knew before returning to school that it would be hard to accomplish everything but somehow I will find the time to be a great mother as well as a good student.
This being, I realized I wouldn’t enjoy a job where I’m behind a desk every day, along with doing the same things over and over again. Even if the money is very good, I know I would need a job where it something different every day and I’m helping someone. I know nursing will be a lot of studying, but I can do it and it’ll be worth it for the quality world I want. One day I hope not too long after I