Why College Education Is Important to Me

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Why College Education is important to me Patty Murray postulates “Good education means learning to read, write and most importantly learn how to learn so that you can be whatever you want to be when you grow up”. Obtaining a college education will open so many doors and give me opportunities to better myself. Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) quoted that a person must “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other”. For the past two years these words have been the cornerstone in helping me to complete my Associates degree in Education. I have always dreamed of obtaining a Bachelor degree and this quote still remains my cornerstone to achieve it. I have aspirations and desires but “life” seems to get in the way sometimes. A college education is important to me because I am fully mature now to cope with college life with its demands and discipline to succeed. I am now able to get my career started and also provide a better lifestyle for myself and family. As I was reading “The Mature Mind” by Harry Overstreet, I came across a quote “The immature mind hops from one thing to another; the mature mind seeks to follow through”. This was me for several years until I became a wife and mother three years ago. I am no longer able to think about myself. I am at the place where I get my joy taking care of my children and being a helpmate to my husband. With this new role, I am more determined to become a college graduate and improve my status in the job market. Attaining a college education will help me challenge myself and expand my thinking and learning. Challenges not only come from school but from my surroundings as well. The use of my educational knowledge garnered from college courses in Psychology, is an asset to me. These courses have helped me so far in being a better mother and teacher to High School students.

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