Having financial problems played a factor also in my returning to school. Being a single parent, with no support, I knew that I had to make some drastic changes. I have to joggle so many tasks each day and it can be hard. My family motivates me not to give up on my academic goals because I know it is something I have to do. Additionally, having a better income to support me and my family would be nice.
You fight back and make the proper steps needed to push forward. School was the most logical step for me. Going to school has always been in the back of my mind of something I need to do. After many years of going back and forth on the matter I finally made the choice and decided to make the venture and go back to school. One of the main reasons I have chosen to ho back t school is my family and their well-being.
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.
I tried going to alternative school while working and pregnant but that did not last but a semester either. I was to worried about what my child’s father was doing that I also quit going to that school. Six months after having my first child I ended up pregnant with my second one. I knew from then that I had no chance of ever going back. So I got married at 17 and started just playing the house wife and mom, till it came to me having to find a job.
What degree should I get? After asking myself these questions, I felt like there was no chance I could get into college and earn a degree that would better my future. Some people may find returning to school a very easy decision but, it takes motivation, determination, and confidence. I always thought when I finished high school I would take a year off and then start college. Most things do not happen the way we expected and, I did not start college a year after high school.
unable to pay bills on time. I get very nervous, I know my family is depending on me. I can realize that I am doing the best that I can right now. I can talk with my wife about how I am feeling and we can look at ways the family to cut back on expenses for a while until we can get caught ! !D., I just got a job that I applied for about 2 weeks ago.
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.
I was overly excited and nervous at the same time, preparing for my first year of college. I would be away from home with no adult supervision and the “college life” scene would be all new to me. Since I would be living on my own without my mom by my side as a reminder, I was responsible to make sure all the proper paperwork was completed and submitted on time in order for me to sign up for my first semester of classes and start college. At work I spent my lunch breaks making phone calls to the Veterans Department, each call patiently waiting to speak to a human after repeating responding to a robot on the line just to make sure all my documents was being processed such as my veteran educational benefits. College was a new start all over again.
Life is only starting for me, I know I’ll face more challenges in my life, but if I don’t have the diploma I will not have a future, I’ve lost friends that I thought would be there for me, you have to lose something to gain something even better. I wanted to personally attend Fresh Start for graduating purposes, the school is right down the road from my old school. The people who I thought were my friends told me, “not to leave, and that if I was really your friend you wouldn’t leave me”. No, actually if I WAS your friend you wouldn’t be stopping me, you should be pushing me to do better for myself, and that spoke volume to me. I used to think I’ve had real friends, until a small inconvenience shown me otherwise.
For example, I wrote down class times and asked my manager at my job if he would be able to work with those times. Going to school and working is hard, but knowing you can handle both things is an amazing feeling. If students don’t work and plan to go to school, they should make sure they take classes at times they will go. I took classes that were very early last semester, and I hardly went. Making sure students have classes at times that they will attend will help them succeed.