Alexis’ Bio 1.3 a) Outside my schooling is a whole different story that you might think as. My parents aren’t together, there were never really married so its not divorce or separated. I have four younger siblings, two on my mom’s side which are: Allie, 5 that started kindergarten this year, Brady is 3 which is a little demon. Then on my dad’s side there’s my little sister Breighanna which is pronounced Brianna and she is turning 4 in October, then there’s my younger brother Jaron which is 12 and is currently in 7th grade at Seymour Middle School Me in schooling is alright I guess sometime I do great and sometimes I struggle. I wasn’t in Ashwaubenon my whole life.
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.
Writing Assessment 5_06 “Why College Education is Important to Me” September 22, 2014 Call me crazy, but pursuing a college education is a long lost, almost forgotten dream of mine. There are many significant reasons why a college education has always been important to me. The Associates degree I obtained over twenty years ago helped me acquire better employment opportunities, income and benefits than I would have received otherwise. Brought up in an “old school” household, college was certainly discouraged and assumed out of the question for me because I was female. This irrational parental logic held me back for a time but did not keep me from eventually attending college on my own.
Life has changed for me in so many ways when making this decision. As a single mother I thought I would never have made it this far. Being the only daughter of my mother my two brothers graduated from college with honour and has good jobs. I had a young baby and did not complete my high school education. I see my friends getting good jobs and pursuing their education and I was a sixteen year old mother with nothing to look forward to.
I had noticed that the sky was extremely clear and the birds seemed happy about the weather because they were flying every where and going from tree to tree. I wasn’t sure whether they were looking for food to eat or they were just playing. It was such an artistic view, everything seemed to go well together like the colors, sounds, etc. while sitting by the stream, I noticed a golden glistening color as the sun reflected on the surface of the water. Since art is one of my hobbies I found the view that I saw to be very artistic as I mentioned previously in the first paragraph.
Becoming a Paralegal Getting a college degree has always been a goal of mine since I graduated from high school way back in 1978. But, I had my three sons early in life and now they are all successful husbands and fathers. I feel this is the opportune time for me to pursue my dream of achieving a college degree. I was undecided at first on a profession, but since I already have a medical administrative background for over 10 + years, but the small town that I am from has very limited prospects, so I decided on the Paralegal profession. The skills that I have acquired before can be integrated into my new legal career.
Returning to school has been a dream of mines since I graduated from high school. The different job opportunity and having a better income to support me and my family would make me so happy. Quitting my job of 14 years motivated me to return to school to earn a degree. I want to have a stable and good paying job so that I can save for my son’s college as well. Jobs are hard to find these days, especially when they are seeking a High School diploma or a College degree of some sort.
Having a nice home, frequent vacations and financial freedom is a wonderful persuasion for obtaining my degree. In closing college is important because I want to be a role model for my son. Liam is my strongest push to obtain this degree. When his friends ask him what his mommy does for a living he can proudly reply "she is an investigator." Brigham Young said once "You educate a man; you educate a man.
From the beginning of my school career, my elders always stressed the importance of education. Throughout high school, I never understood why an education was so important, I often would goof off or not take my studies seriously. While most high school graduates are deciding where to go to college and what to study, I decided to focus on raising a family. When my youngest child turned three, I finally entered the workforce. This is when I realized how important a college education really was.
In general, I think immigrants come to the United States in search of new opportunities, education, prosperity, and to ultimately be successful. In order to do that, Ralph feels that he needs his PhD. When I was younger, my dreams consisted of going to the same grade school, high school, and college as my mother, becoming both an art teacher and a clown, and to have a million kids. Already in my teenage years, my dreams have changed from sophomoric and childish wishes to more successful and prosperous ideals. Similar to Ralph’s, my main goal is to further my education in college—and I don’t mean clown college.