Essay about Geeting Ready for Prime Time: I Want to Go to College

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Getting Ready for Prime Time
According to a report from the Century Foundation, with 11 million students, community colleges are home to 45 percent of the collegiate population in the United States; in that same report, 81.4 percent of students who enter community colleges for the first time planned to obtain a bachelor's degree in the future, but just 11.6 percent achieved that goal. I have attended college once and failed; I plan to succeed this time by recognizing the potential opportunities, by overcoming the challenges, by listening to advisors and by utilizing effective strategies.
As a child, I always wanted to go to college but because of circumstances beyond my control, I was not even able to complete high school. I had to drop
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When I started here I had my own car; a week into school I lost my car. I am now using my daughter’s car at least until she picks it up. I’m praying and hoping for a miracle between now and then otherwise I know it will be difficult for me to get here as I live in Portsmouth. Since I’ve been here I’ve had my house broken into and with that my lap top was stolen which keeps me from being able to do a lot of the work I would normally do at home. I have had many challenges in my lifetime, but it seems that every time I make a conscious effort to go back to school things go haywire. When my house was broken into last week I really felt like giving up, because too much has happened to me over the last three months. I lost my full time job, I got sick and was even in the bed for a short time due to a twisted ankle/feet. The blows just keep on coming, but with each challenge, I lean on my faith in God knowing that He will not put any more on me than I can bear. I believe that if He takes me to it He will bring me through it. Many times I have had to remind myself of the faith of David in the Old Testament and encourage myself in the Lord. However, I will not give in to the fear. I am determined to do all that I can to complete and pass this class. Giving up is not an option.
Because I’m aware of the many challenges, I will not hesitate to ask for expert advice. I will stay focused, determined and optimistic which are some of the things my personal

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