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.
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.
As a single parent, I had to put my educational goals on the back burner to raising my family. I excelled in High School, which helped facilitate securing a position with a firm in which financially allowed me to keep a roof over our heads, clothes on our back and food on the table. While furthering my education was always in the back of my mind, I knew at that point and time in my life, it just wasn’t in the cards. Fast forward 25 years: my children are all grown up and with the exception of my 16 year old, they’re all self supporting and out on their own. I now have the opportunity to fulfill my mother’s desire for me to continue my education and reach that goal I made over 30 years ago.
Initially, my reasons for going back to school was to set an example to my younger siblings that education is a lifelong process and it’s never too late to pursue your dreams of wanting more out of life. I wanted them to know that it’s possible if you can put your mind and energy into it. Somehow I also felt that getting a degree would give me sense of
The Hopes I Have for College For the past four years of my high school career my teachers and family have been preaching to me about me attending college. And how I need to do better in school so I could receive scholarships in this and participate in that once I got accepted into a college. For everyone in high school it seemed that the ultimate goal for students was to get the hell up out of there and live the college life. So, like everyone else I made it my goal, not having a real reason of my own besides “to learn”. So no, I don’t know why I’m in college.
My senior year is very important and that is why I must use it efficiently. There are many things I hope to accomplish during my senior year. Graduation is my top priority because if I do not graduate my future will be in jeopardy. I hope to get good in the areas in which I have been training for. Getting into college so that I can be successful is the main goal in my life is.
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.
College Admissions Essay Why should I get accepted? Our lives are filled with dreams and hopes for the future. Like many others one of my many dreams in life has been my college education and obtaining the degree in a profession that I have a passion for but for many years unfortunately helping my parents has been a priority and I have fallen behind on my commitment. One day on a pretty Monday morning when taking my daughter to a doctor’s appointment is when I realized that I must dedicate my life to her and be the best role model I could. In this paper I will discuss how she inspired me and in a moment I pulled myself together that I should fulfill my lifelong dream, make her prod and there is nothing that should stop me.
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.
Cisneros have loved studying since she was a little girl. When she just “was in fifth grade” (Cisneros 621), she had “[her] plans for college”. Then she shared them with her father and he said, “Que bueno, mi’ja, that’s good” (621). Instead of being happy, she was so disappointed when she knew that “[her] father thought college was good … for finding a husband” (621).Moreover, her father was very proud of his oldest son who graduated from medical school. He did not expect his daughter to achieve something wonderful as her brothers.