My Journey Back to School Essay

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Recently, I began a new journey in my life by making the decision to go back to school. I had chosen to begin my family after high school and had put my education on hold. However, my children are at the age now where they are not in need of my undivided attention. This decision has turned into an enormous learning experience and I have found it to be extremely demanding and yet incredibly exciting and stimulating. The objective of this paper is to provide you with a clearer understanding as to why I have decided to pursue a Bachelors degree in Business Administration. You will also read on some of my key motivating factors with regards to personal goals, gaining knowledge and career advancement. As mentioned earlier, I chose …show more content…
Too much so. As a guard for the county jail and for a state women’s prison, I felt as if I were the inmate, doing my time. I also came to the realization that I needed to enjoy my life with the time that I have left. Bookkeeping was my happy medium. I have been blessed with my present position as an office manager for a local water district. In these troubled times, I was able to climb into a career where I can further my knowledge and be able to support my family. But, in the back of my mind, I know I am capable of greater things and a degree can help me get there. As I have reached my middle adulthood I am experiencing what I describe as a feeling of midlife crisis. I am not as obsessed with my career as before, but I've begun to feel a kind of burn out. I am glad I've taken steps to evaluate myself and work towards career advancement. By continuing my pursuit for a Bachelor’s and possibly Master’s degree in Business Administration, I am accomplishing two objectives. First, I am demonstrating to my children the importance of an education and I am pursuing my aspirations of becoming an operations manager. These two things are connected as I am able to provide for my children so that they are able to pursue their degree. As I contemplate my later years, I envision myself using my newly acquired knowledge to contribute to my community in very positive ways. I believe that community service and volunteerism

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