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.
My father was left with 4 children to take care of all by him, I had to realize that he didn’t have help anymore that he had to be the mother and father of the house and the things I was doing was just adding on to the stress from my mother passing away. So then I asked myself the most life changing questions that I have ever asked myself what would my mother want?, what do I really want out of life? This caused me to go to school do all my work and even start communicating with my family and friends again. Then I realized that I really enjoy learning new things and advancing intellectually. I can say that my worst fear is being a failure Being a grown man wishing I finished high school or college, stressed out trying to figure how I’m about to pay my rent for next month and not being able to provide and help my family when they really need it.
JROTC helps me motivate young people to be better citizens. After two months in the class i was afraid to speak to anyone, but as these days went by i am a completely different person and my relationship with my family and friends changed. JROTC can help peer pressure by helping you to participate in teams that they have, like color guard and drill team. JROTC also
Alexander A. DeMella October 2013 I am It’s August 31, 2013 and I am sitting at the desk of a substance abuse and vocational counselor at a rehabilitation center known as Outreach House 2 which I originally entered on March 12th of that same year. What I am doing is writing an essay that 7months ago I never would have imagined possible. Despite some of my initial struggles in the program, I work hard in the program to help better myself. By working hard I am allotted time to go home which is something I am so appreciative of because to me there is nothing that is more important than family. You see, I was spinning out of control, I fought with my family, I used marijuana, and I developed an apathetic view of the world around me.
Educational Goal Statement My short term goal is to obtain my Associate of Applied Science in Educational Paraprofessional degree. My next goal would be to work on a Bachelor Degree in Literature to teach at a Junior High or High School. While I was in high school I obtained my cosmetology license, I have been doing this for the last 30 years. In the last 14 years I have been teaching children and have grown to enjoy being with children and teaching them. In 2010 I was pasted up for a job for not having any college hours.
Socializing with friends and going out to have fun was another reason why I did not learn how to write proficiently. While in high school, I worked two jobs that consumed most of my time. My past focus on playing sports, socializing with friends, and working, instead of focusing on reading and writing, has caused me to have problems writing today. First, one of the reasons I am aliterate is because of playing sports. Playing sports in school took up time for practices and games that took away from learning and school work.
A few teachers spoke on having more safety measuring during school and after school. Some parent asked about having longer after school programs for the care of their kids do to their hours of work. They needed somewhere for their kids to go after school until they get off work that was affordable . I was really more concerned with why they don’t have more college pre programs for the kids and why was it taking so long for them to hire an coach for the football
Going Back to School Edgell Ratliff Foundations of Online Learning American Public University System Donna Hardy Going Back to School We all have our own motivation for going back to school; my motivation is centered on setting myself up for the future. It has been four years since I graduated high school and enlisted in the Army, and I have seen firsthand how important it is to have that little piece of paper. I have seen Soldiers retire or separate from the Army without a degree and start the job search without much success, there are a large number of available jobs, but there is a larger number people competing to get that same position. Seeing how difficult it can be and how people struggle in today’s competitive job
I began working on my communication with my friends and family, and trying to make myself stop not letting me feel things. Ever since I was a child, I would hide my feelings and as an adult I had outwardly become a robot. I still am working very hard on my inner changes though some days I wonder if I can or even should change. Progress has never seemed so huge and yet so slow all at the same time. My final decision of all my changes was that I would return to school and get my doctorate in psychology.
We knew a counselor at the school she was a family friend my father called her and told her what had just happened she sent an email out to all the teachers at the school to let them know that our mother had passed away. She told my dad I had a choice to come to school or not, I said I would think about it. Than my dad took my brother and I out to go sledding to get things off our mind at that moment so we could just relax. The next day my dad took my brother to school and talked to the office about what happened when I was at school. At first people thought I was joking about my mother passing away and I said why I would joke about something like that.