Once I left high school in 1992, I attended the Sawyer School for Business. With class to finish, I found out that I was pregnant and having problems. Because of my pregnancy problems, I had to leave school. I didn’t graduate because I
No person should be told by another that they can’t do something. No matter how that person looks at things, you must be humble and accept them for who they are. That person can become greater than you in the future and you not even know it. There is a point in life that we don’t know about that is possible in the USA, something is constantly chasing us, telling us to do something constantly, it’s just what our instincts suddenly tell us to do. Some people just don’t care and don’t realize what their body and mental mind can do. People often reject themselves from one another’s opinion. Don’t listen to others and their negative comments, do you and be you. In the future, when you lead on to one of the most successful people in wealth and mentally, all the ones that have once doubted you are going to be looking up to you, rather than put you down. The truth is, the world is a very cruel place right now, it’s mainly due to its people. Some people might understand and listen to this otherwise, some people might ignore this, or even get influenced, but when the time hits, they never remember what is told to them, that everything will be okay. Every single time you put time and effort into something, make sure it really is TIME and EFFORT. Keep going for if your body physically or your mentality, and even both can go on for. When you feel like giving in to failure, keep going. When you
Later as an adolescent, I was an active member of my high school’s Girls Football team and Volleyball. I attend a post-secondary institution right after high school; I received my Medical Assistance Certification from Star Technical Institute in Whitehall, PA. I pursue my dreams of obtaining the education I had always desired and found a great job in the medical assistance field. Another event, which shifted my life forever, was accepting a marriage proposal at a young age and marrying in 1991. I made it clear from the beginning that my education was very important to me and marriage would not stand in the way of my pursuing post-secondary studies or even completing high school. When I announced my engagement due to my pregnancy I was, determine to complete all my studies to make a better life for my son. I became a mother in February 1991 and continued to work as a Manager for a retail store until my husband, who had been unemployed since our marriage, found work. When he secured employment, it gave me the financial flexibility to pursue my dream of attaining higher education, In July 1992. Working in the medical field, you gain so much knowledge and then transferring into the mortgage career, I gained lots of experience. My last job I went back to the medical field as that was the quickest job I can find in my area that was hiring. I was so nervous due to not knowing anyone and having to relearn everything all over
Going back to college was a huge decision for me. I was nervous about what classes were to come and how hard they may be. I had to decide to take the high road and better my future for my family. Juggling work, school, and being a single mom of a two-year old has been tough, but I have enjoyed learning to reach my ultimate goal of graduation.
“Returning to school after so many years of not attending, to obtain a degree can be a struggle for many people throughout their life, but it also has its benefits, changes, challenges, and goals. Initially, I had planned to go to college right after high school, but due to many family problems I was unable to. It would be another eight years before I would make the decision to enroll in school. My reasons for returning to school are to higher my education, have a better career/ job, and to better my life, as well as the life of my daughter. Returning to school for me, has had its benefits, changes, challenges, and goals. In this paper, I plan to give you a brief
Coming back to school after being away for 17 years has been one of the most emotionally taxing endeavors I've experienced. My career experience was working in the quality control field. Being apart of the industry was very satisfying until the point in which the 2008 recession hit. Having to go through the uncertainty of being laid off and the frustration of trying to reenter the work force with only a high school diploma brought into focus that I needed to finish the bachelor degree I had started. While attempting to find gainful employment I took the opportunity to begin the process of transferring to a school here in California. I had originally started my degree in Lincoln, Nebraska, but moved out to California with my significant other.
I had a baby after shortly after I graduated high school. I attended a university-- before I withdrew to focus
It’s never too late. These are words I whole heartedly believe. A year and a half ago I decided to go back school to study nursing. Coincidentally, a week after I enrolled in classes I found out I was ten weeks pregnant. As any woman would I had my doubts about whether I could handle going to school and now being pregnant. But then I thought, I now had even more of a reason to go back. I would soon have a child who would be looking up to me. I wanted to be able to set a good example for them. I started attending classes in the fall as a part time student. Considering I had not been in school for over ten years the transition was a lot easier than I had thought it would be. My teachers were nice as well as my classmates. I finished a semester
In the short time that I have been a mother I have learned many things. I have realized that every day is a learning experience. I have taken the mistakes that I have made and learned from them. My children have pushed me to strive for
When I was a senior in high school and at the age 18 I dropped out thinking I don’t need a high school diploma because I would always get a job on the spot. I dropped out and continued life as normal; at the age of 19 is when I got pregnant. I was worried because before I found out that I was pregnant I had just quit my job and my boyfriend wasn’t working at the time either and wasn’t even going to school for college. I had no one to rely on to help me I knew I had to do something; now that I was jobless and with a baby on the way I started looking around the internet to see where I can get my high school diploma instead. I found out that Pima had a program about Penn foster where I could obtain a high school diploma so I enrolled for it in
Why do I want to transfer to Berea? That is a question I could hardly begin to scratch the surface of in five hundred words. I have found that many of my reasons for wanting to return to school-- specifically Berea-- are deeply personal. While pursuing higher education and challenging my mind are absolute desires I hold dear, being admitted to Berea College means so much more to me than that.
My mom would says that if you don't try you won't accomplish anything in life and you won't go anywhere. Everyday that I have to face challenge I tell myself that I have to atleast try because maybe it is not that hard as it looks. When you don't try at something your answer will always be that it is too complicated then you will get in the habit of saying to yourself that you can't do it because it looks complicated. This lesson made me a better person because now I know that if I try at least I tried to do it than just not do it at all. So when ever I have things to do at school I always give it a try even if I don't succeed because all it matter is that I did my best and tried to do it. There is nothing more you can do than give what you got and try to do
Ever heard your kid say those words? Well, you can’t blame them. After a fantastic summer break, it is hard to return to the same old routine. Homework, exams, and recitations – the list can go on and on! That’s why parents (and teachers!) must come up with some motivating ‘strategies’.
Fitting the rigors and time for education in my work and family will not be effortless. In discussions with my managers, the possibility of going variable full time or even part time at some point came up. Fortunately, my managers are extremely flexible and my schedule should not pose any issues. My managers are very supportive in my decision to continue my education.
Growing up in a country where educational preferences were given to boys, my father went against the society norms and encouraged me to get higher education. Along with his guidance and my thirst for knowledge I was accepted in engineering program. I was happily pursuing my degree, when suddenly all this came to halt; my father was seriously ill. He wanted me to get married before he leaves this world. Few weeks later, I met my husband, who at the time was visiting Pakistan for his cousin’s wedding and within months I was married. I came to United States with a hope of better future and dreams of finishing my education, but was unable to do so as I was expecting our first child and had no one to help us with the baby. I dedicated myself to raise our daughter, but deep down that feeling of emptiness lingered. Life kept moving forward, we moved a few times, gradually I started to adapt to being a stay home mother of two beautiful girls. Numerous times I brought home admission forms from CCBC but started to doubt myself if I was going to be able to do restart after such a big gap? I started volunteering at my daughter’s school and was soon hired as a teacher’s helper to assist with children with special needs. While working at school, I was again in an environment that reminded and encouraged me to fulfill my lost dreams. In 2012, I enrolled at CCBC with no career path in mind: I just wanted start again! Once I started I never looked back and I will continue to thrive.