The third reason why I’ve decided to return to school is to inspire. When I know that I have inspired someone I know that I have shown them that not only can I secure the future they can too. It is said that college-educated employees often meet job requirements and that is what I’m willing to show whoever is looking up to me. Not only will I be able to secure the future or set a good example, but I will also show that if you work hard those increasing in earnings will also be available. So, what better way to show the importance of a degree than to do it
I decided to go to college because I believe that education is an important part of life and that being educated has many advantages. Like many, one of the biggest reasons for deciding to attend college is to create a better future for myself. Being a first-generation college student my parents have implanted on me the importance of college education, as it is something they wish they would have done themselves. As the first of four children to go to college, I feel that it is my responsibility to be a good example to my younger siblings, and show them that it is important to have goals in life and to better yourself as a person through education. I understand that an university education may not be for everyone, but it felt like the right choice for me. What I hope to get out of college is a life-changing experience, not only to get a better education, but to find something I am truly passionate about. I think it is important when choosing a career or a major to find something your heart truly wants and not just a career that will make you able to afford expensive things. I also hope that somewhere along the path to graduation and adulthood, I find myself as a person and develop ideas, opinions, and to be able to approach the world with an
I grew up in a single-parent, low-income home outside of Santa Rosa, California. The idea of college wasn’t introduced to me until long after I had already become just another statistic. I dropped out of high school when I was 17, in the midst of a teenage rebellion, thinking I already knew everything and didn’t need anyone’s help. I left home, got a job at a fast food restaurant, and stayed with friends off and on until I realized that maybe I didn’t know everything quite yet. After a severe reality check, I found a sense of responsibility that encouraged me to get my G.E.D and find a great job. I was very determined to take everything I learned as a child and use it as a what-not-to-do guide. By the time I was 19, I bought my first house and quickly realized I could either set limitations with excuses or achieve goals with endurance. The
As a result of several motivational purposes, there are many driving factors to go to college that can and will impact one’s life. Before going to college, I waited 2 ½ years after I graduated high school to finally make my decision to go to college. The reason it took me so long is that I did not know what I wanted to do with my life. First, I wanted to be a probation officer, then I changed my mind to be an OBGYN, then finally I made the decision to become a nurse. I know I have a long road of schooling ahead of me, but that is okay. I have wonderful people in my life that encourage me to continue my studies. Going to college is important since it can open many opportunities to get into a better career field, it is a fun experience, and it can also start a tradition in my family.
I want to how my boss that I will go above the call to do a job that is placed in front of me. I want to show that a job is important enough to me that I will do what it takes to better my knowledge to fulfill a job. I want to achieve my goals for myself too. I want to do this for myself. I want to push myself to make myself better. I want to push myself to achieve something greater than what I am today. I want to allow God to help me do the next best thing for me and my family. I know I can achieve whatever God puts in front of me as long as it is his will. I can do everything that he wants me to as long as I allow him to lead me through it all. I have failed myself and God so much that I want to achieve this goal. I want to be pushed to the end of this program. I want to have the satisfaction of completing this for me, my kids, and my job. I have seen many people without higher education, go nowhere in life. It inspires me to go back so I do not end up nowhere for my kids. I want them to know that life is important, but also that God can get you anywhere in
In conclusion, my mother has inspired me to attend college through the example she sets. I am constantly learning new facts about college and how it has changed since she attended Kutztown University. Even her pursuit of knowledge and the knowledge that she has obtained throughout the years is a testament to the power of college. College has helped her refine rudimentary skills and strengthen old skills, while teaching her different aspects of the education profession. One day, I hope to be as successful as she is and show the power of college through my knowledge and success in my chosen
I am a single mother of three wonderful children one girl and two boys. I have recently experienced to major loss in my life that has made me take a different outlook on life. I lost my mother who was a very instrumental part of my life, and a month ago buried the last mother figure I had my maternal grandmother. But I made them both a promise I would continue on a positive path and go back and get my degree. I've always had it in mind and heart I would go back one day and there is no greater time like the present. I want my kids to look at me and be proud to call me their mother. It's always been told to me God has something great in store for me and I truly believe this is my destiny. I'm a survivor of many struggles in my life and today
What motivates me most to pursue a college degree is opening new doors for career options and inspiring my daughter through my own actions to pursue lifelong learning. I have waited until this point in my life to take this first step for many reasons. I feel that I had a lot of fear of failure that kept me from pursuing this higher learning. I am in the right place mentally at this stage in my life and feel like I can fully invest in this experience and make it truly a success and representation of what I can do. I am also highly motivated by the fact that my career is truly stalled because I am not competition for someone that has equal experience and a degree. I plan to conquer that competition through this process.
They teach me so many lessons in my daily life that motivate me to be a better person overall. I want to make them proud to call me their mother. The biggest mark I want to make in this life is to raise productive, positive and inspirational individuals. It is my job to create an environment in which they can grow and mature without unnecessary stresses of finances or anything that a child shouldn’t have to worry about. I want them to feel free to express themselves as well as be open to learning new lessons. Although feel my timing is a little behind, I believe it is never too late to better yourself mentally, physically, and spiritually. I am excited to see what the future holds for my children and me. I am determined to reach my goals not only for myself but because my children deserve the
"The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education," Plutarch (1892, 2005). I am the first of my mother's children to get a college education. The last one that my family thought that would amount to anything. I remember when I told my mom that I completed my associates degree, the joy in her voice was so rewarding. I felt so good about what I had accomplished. My associate degree was that turning point in my life that gave me the inspiration of that "yes I can" inspiration. Completing it gave me the strength to admit that the only person standing in my way was me. I started my college education out to prove to the world that I'm not what it boxed me in to be, but in the end the only person that I needed to prove it to was myself. Yes my children are my driving force in all I do. Yes I do reflect on my childhood and pat myself on the back because I'm proud of the person I've become. The bonus in me getting a college education is reaping the benefits such as; getting a promotion at work, proving the naysayers to be wrong and like anyone who knows they are worth more then what they earn, the eventual
This week has been a very personal week for me. My youngest son graduated from high school and the week was full of activities: including his high school baseball banquet. His high school baseball career ended (as mentioned in all the papers) as a “Fairy Tale Ending” by winning the NJ State Championship this past Saturday. There are videos and paper articles highlighting his accomplishments as a varsity player who played 110 games. The videos show him making a double and crossing home plate and also making the last 3 outs to help win the game. Final score 2-0. Not many people know about his past personal struggles, but he is emotionally better and this was a perfect way to end his high school baseball career.
There is a number of factors that is driving me to pursue a college degree at this stage in my life. The basic motivating is living up to my parent’s standard. Both were college educated. The main reason my own feeling of self-esteem. Another factor is having a son and daughter achieving their goals of a college education. The last factor is having a minor still in school seeing his father pursuing his education would have a motivating force on him.
My pursuit of a college education has been a lifelong goal. I knew that to earn a college degree would help me make a positive impact on students’ lives by creating new contacts and learning new techniques. I would advance my pay grade significantly. My children and family could be proud of me for being our family’s first college graduate. All of these reasons motivate me to push through the obstacles of my college degree.