Why College Is Important to Me

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AC1200089 EN110 Achieving Academic Excellence 5_06 Writing Assessment In today’s world, education is the cornerstone of life. Obtaining an education opens doors of opportunity. These building blocks of opportunity help shape who I am as a person. I am building a future, striving for success, and always looking to better myself. Abraham Lincoln once said “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.” I have been haunted by similar words, in my own head, for quite some time. I never finished college, yet I love to learn. I have always dreamed of completing a degree, owning a company, or working in an office. Now, given the opportunity, completing this degree will become my greatest achievement. I always feel that I have let myself down. Procrastination has always been my motto. I never complete what I start. I have good intentions, but life seems to get in the way. I graduated high school twenty-five years ago. Since then, I have raised a family and bounced from job to job. A college education is important to me because I have finally matured enough to complete my education and fulfill my dream of becoming a college graduate. In order to succeed in college, it takes dedication, discipline, and structure. Throughout my lifetime, I have always struggled with these. However, becoming a parent and running a household has helped me learn their value. Harry A Overstreet must have been referring to me when he stated “The immature mind hops from one thing to another; the mature mind seeks to follow through.” Before I became a parent, and learned how to manage my time wisely, I would jump from task to task. Project I had started would be left abandoned in a drawer or closet. I lived in a world of chaos. Now, I complete what I set out to do. Following through on my education will open doors to opportunities that I have not

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