My son Kaleb was born May 24 2008, and from that moment on I wanted to give him everything he deserves. I tried to go back to college right after my son was born, but I had no idea what I wanted to do for my future and taking care of Kaleb wasn't cheap. I was constantly working to pay for the expenses of Kaleb, while paying for the rest of the expenses I had. Finally four years later, I made the best decision I could for my family and that was going back to school. One of the many reasons why I came back was that I did not was to continue being in a factory the rest of my life.
Personal Essay Emily Wyatt UNV 504 Introduction to the Ken Blanchard College of Business Daniel Geivett November 6, 2013 Deciding on which college to attend is hard enough for a high schooler to figure out, much less a drown woman who decides to go back to school because she is finally ready to peruse her dreams of getting a college education. I went to community college right after high school and after three semesters, I knew my heart was not in it. I was paying for classes and yet I would hardly go due to a late night out with friends or working late the night before. It wasn’t until after I had my son that I started to think about going back and getting my degree. I wanted to make the right decision, the right school that would fit my needs between working full time and taking care of my family.
During this time in our lives when the competitive reality of job hunting is very much so present because of the status of the economy, why not return to school and complete your education? Returning to school has boosted my self-confidence by providing me with a higher education because it is going to ensure that I have a competitive edge over my opponents in searching for a job or career. I am going to explain to you why I am returning to school, some of the obstacles I have faced, methods for overcoming those obstacles, as well as some of the benefits that have and are to come with returning to school and completing my degree. Why am I returning to school? When I was first asked this question, it intrigued me.
Narration of events I at first wasn’t going to go to college until I won a Jesse Brown Scholarship for my volunteer work at the Topeka Colmery O’Neil VA Medical Center. I decided to go to Washburn University right after high school. I didn’t really want to be there which showed in my grades. My mom wouldn’t let me quit going to school and after trying to find a job as a business administrative assistant, I soon figured out my Microsoft Certification weren’t going to help me much. I needed the paper that said I knew what I was doing.
I have started paying more attention in classes than last year and im trying to produce good assignments which gain me the grades I desire. I want to be able to earn god money for myself and not be hanging onto my parents for life and become an independent woman. I believe that an individual’s personal learning process would include: informal and formal learning, motivation, attitudes, friends, learning style and access to resources.I choose these influences because they all have an effect on an
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. I live paycheck to paycheck to paycheck and I want more for my children and myself. By returning to school, I am able to show my children that it is never too late to go after your dreams. The only thing stopping you is yourself. I want to be an example for my children, so they will see how important a college education is.
Why College Education is Important to Me For most individuals, a college education is merely the next step in the road to a successful career. For myself, the importance of a college education is more of a personal goal. Eight years ago, one of the last conversations I had with my mother prior to her passing away was her wish for me to attain my Bachelors Degree; a goal I had made for myself back when I was just entering High School but never attained as planned. I was one of those numbers who contributed to the statistics of having to drop out of college early on due to pregnancy. As a single parent, I had to put my educational goals on the back burner to raising my family.
The degree program I found at Ashworth was perfect, and the affordable tuition was the pivotal choice for my final decision. Third, this degree will be upgrading me to a better job position and a better life. I have experience in my field of work but not enough to advance and
College Pays Off Time and time again Americans have tried to prove a college degree is not necessary in life for one to have financial stability, ease of job opportunities and to gain knowledge. There have been many statistical studies performed to prove if a person attends college, he or she will open the door for a variety of opportunities in life. Generally, an individual with a degree will most likely be paid a higher salary as a result of the large wealth of knowledge learned and for possessing the diploma. A college degree most often offers financial success, greater knowledge and more job opportunities, and provides self-satisfaction, comfort, and fulfillment. It is a fact that a person who completes college will get a better job and a higher salary.
Tuesday June 11,2013 Shalebra Fogle Professor Mason English Comp 1 Tues/Thurs 6:00pm-8:45pm One of the reasons i decided to pursue my college career ,Was because of my children.I wanted them to be proud of me.I didnt want to move further in life with only a high school diploma.I started this journey in 1992.I was a single mom,pregnant with my second child. My thought was i did not want to beon public assistance.I wanted to pursueand education to better myself.My first semester i took four classes.I did very well.By the time i was to start my second semester,I had given birth to my second child.It was very hard for me ,to juggle two small children.Also being a Full time student.So i had to drop out with the promise to myself that i will return when my children are older.In 2007 i got pregnant with my 4th and final child .I was living alone with all of my children.A few months before this i had lost my oldest sibling. She had passed away from a brain anuurysm.i also lost another sibling in 1986 to lukiemia.I was in a deep Depression and decided to confide in my housing worker about my feelings.When my housing worker suggested,that i sign up for this program.The program is called the family self sufficiency program.What the program consists of is,you make up 3 achievable goals for yourself.You have 5 years from the date you sign up to complete these goals.during that 5 years whatever rent you have paid,they match that.It is put in a escrow account were it gains interest.On the day of your graduation,If you have completed your goals.all paperwork has to be in order as well.You will get a check for said balance.So i made the concious decision to sign up for it.My goals were as follows 1.fix my credit,2.return to college to finish my associates in buisness administration,attend first time home buyers class ,so some daay i can buy my own home.I didnt start working