Why Is A College Education Important to Me? Essays

751 Words Oct 5th, 2014 4 Pages
Buckhalter
EN110.6.1 Achieving Academic Excellence
Lesson 5 Writing Assessment
September 26, 2014

Why Is A College Education Important to Me?
Henry Ford, said, “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” For years, I thought I was just too old to return to school. However, for 20 years, I’ve worked in a career that provided great financial stability, but it never brought happiness. When I was laid-off, I made the decision to not return to the corporate world; instead, I started my process of becoming a successful counselor and motivational speaker. Spending time with my family and doing what makes me happy are my overall goals in life. So here I am forty-one and enrolled
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Great advantages, brings amazing benefits to being an adult learner.
The benefit to being an adult leaner is having over 20 years of real-life work and personal experience. Why not, use the knowledge I have learned, and apply it to a college education. Haley Drucker author of “Going Back to College as an Adult: The Benefits” mentions, adults are more focused and understand the importance of an education. It’s important to me to gain all the knowledge I can to be a successful counselor. My focus comes from being able to spend quality time with my husband and children. We have to move away from doing things we are use too or what is safe, and do things we enjoy. The benefit of being an adult learner we tend to develop a more cohesive plan to achieve our goals.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French Author, said “A goal without a plan is just a wish.” I have developed a four step plan to achieve my goals: 1. Get over the notion I was too old to return to school, 2. Find a job which would pay for my education, but still give me the flexibility to be at home, 3. Enroll in a school, which was affordable and can be controlled by my own pace and 4. Build a brand others will appreciate around the world. A great plan brings motivation and inspiration. As adult learners we must be motivated and inspired by other adult learners.
I am inspired by my mother, Tecora Rogers the DePaul Graduate and motivated by my husband and three children to succeed.
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