My Higher Education

901 Words Jul 10th, 2018 4 Pages
Receiving a higher education has been a lifelong goal for me. All my life I wanted a job saving animals, as I got older I knew being a veterinarian is my all-time life objective. Although, I am currently a veterinary technician I need to achieve a higher educational background to completely reach my goal in life. Having a college degree gives me the nostalgia that I long for; being able to say that I’m in college achieving my goals as becoming a veterinarian is gratifying to me. Being a role model to my daughter is also extremely important; having her see that anything is possible if you put your mind to it, she will see that life is difficult and there will be constant road blocks but with determination and hard work success is within …show more content…
Being a role model for my young daughter is very important to me. Receiving a higher education is not only important to me, but also to my daughter. A single mother is usually categorized in a negative light. When one says “she’s a single mother” the first initial thoughts of many are the stereotyping that the single mother is on welfare, Medicare, and other government aids. Although the article “Great Expectations: Single Mothers in Higher Education,” by Diana L.Haleman is about the minority group of single mothers that live in poverty, I have some of the same issues that these women in the study had; mother, employee, and a college student. “Their educational experiences often provide an opportunity for disrupting negative expectations directed toward them and also symbolize for the women the possibility of realizing the hopes and dreams they hold for themselves and their children,” says Haleman, I couldn’t agree more with that statement. Being a single mother, a hard worker, and a college student is not an easy task, but having my daughter grow up watching all my willpower on completing my goals will show her that no one can hold me down except myself. Money makes the world go round. There have been many studies showing that having a higher education will lead to a higher paying job. Although I personally didn’t go back to college to give myself the opportunity for a higher paying job, that is a bonus. In Haleman’s article she shows documentation by M. C.
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