In my very first year of college at Morehead State University, every time I would get a moment to think to myself I’d find that only troubles were waiting to reappear. I would constantly do things to try and keep my mind occupied. As if I could consciously distract myself. Needless to say, I wasn’t happy. I ran into the first these problems shortly after I graduated from high school.
I try looking for a job first to take care of my daughter and pay for my finances but that wasn’t successful. I needed to have a high school degree and a few years’ experience. It was a few days before I contacted Student Services at a nearby school and enrolled immediately. My journey has just begun and I never knew the road to success could be so difficult. I had many sleepless nights and so many assignments I thought I would never finish.
As I became the proper age to apply for jobs, my parents gave me extremely well advice to not work for family or friends. This advice has stayed with me throughout the years. After working at my current job, I can now understand why. My first job I had was at a retail store which was about half an hour from where I lived. I would have to leave about an hour before my shift started just in case there was any traffic.
a) Finished high school with a 3.8 GPA & received LIFE scholarship b) Received top 10 award I 10th grade c) Took college courses in high school d) Attended Coastal Carolina University freshman year e) Took high school classes in Middle School III. What were your hobbies? a) Jump Rope b) Step c) Talk/text on the phone IV. What did you want to be when you become when you grew up? a) Math teacher b) Lawyer c) Accountant V. What are your personal, professional, and academic goals?
My Auburn experience, thus far, has been the time of my life. Though I have only been here for a short amount of time, I wouldn’t trade anything for these past three months. I have learned so much ranging from academics, to life lessons and skills, to about Auburn itself. More importantly, I have learned more about me as an individual. I have heard that you truly find yourself in college, and I am already beginning to do so.
Then the economy started to change and the recess took place. I was laid off work for more than a year and was applying for jobs in varies industry. I was told that I wasn’t qualified enough and that I need a degree. I got tired of being turned down for jobs. Then I finally got a job as the receptionist.
When college came around, my brother’s was paid for. My future education however was discouraged. I’ll never forget my father’s words to me when it was my turn to go to college. “Why waste money sending you to college when you will just end up like your mother, getting married and raising babies. She graduated from RISD (Rhode Island School of Design) and never used her degree.” This was a stereotype that was ingrained and driven into me, defeating my aspirations for many years, but not squelching my desire altogether.
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.
Strengths and Challenges Letter Dear Professor J. Campbell, I would like to take this time to share with you as my Professor my strengths and challenges so you will know something about this student. I have a couple of strengths and lots of challenges. I would like to keep it basic and right now my challenge is coming back to school. I don’t expect to be easy; as they always say” anything that comes easy to you, you never appreciate it”. I dropped out of school when I had my first child and I didn’t get my high school diploma until I had my 3th child.
Although many people have told me that the best times of your life are spent in college, I knew I would still miss my friends from high school as we moved on to the next chapter in our lives. Having to move away from home for the first time was going to be the toughest part for me. I had never been away from home for a long period of time. I was suddenly overcome with fear. The feeling of fear began a couple of days after, as I started to think about my future.