This shocking, life changing, news had me at a stand still in my life I didn’t know what to do. Seeking advice from my family I turned to them and what I should do, most of them had told me I should take a break from college and settle into becoming a mom and pick school back up later on,“I didn’t want to leave. But it felt like that was maybe the reality of the situation.” Maybe taking a break from college was the best option, I hadn’t even decided on a major at this point in life, why did I think going to college and bring a life into the world was something I could
I had attended the community college in my area during my last year in high school to take some extra courses, and I truly detested the place. I really did not want to go anywhere but < >. So I petitioned for readmission to a new department at< >. I decided that I should focus my studies on something other than engineering, because it was much more than I had expected, and it was flat out, too
Being raised on good morals I could not do it. Now it's like our relationship never existed. I let her and her family go because I did not want my kids raised around someone like that. Another hard decision was going back to college to earn a degree. I have been dealing with this issue since I have graduated high school.
Many years ago I remember my parents telling me that in order for me to become successful a college education was a must. They always told me that if I wasn’t in school I could no longer live at home. Both of my parents attended college but neither of them finished. They did not want me to go down that same road because they really regret not getting their degrees. My grades in elementary school were poor because I had trouble paying attention to things that were not challenging.
I was upset after graduating high school right at the age of seventeen, my parents were too afraid to let me apply to big Universities far away from home. My parents knew I was clueless about life, but knew I wanted to get a college degree. My mother recommended Lone Star College to me, since she attended there when she
I was told by my aunt that I could not only become an Army officer but I could still do my dream jobs which is become an OBGYN. After doing much research I figure that I should become an Army Officer because not only will I have gained training but I also won’t be in debt after medical school. Honestly since high school I have been thinking about my options of going to the military after I graduated because I didn’t come from a rich family. I came from a single mother household and the only thing that was guaranteed around there was clothes on my back and food on the table. I knew my mom could not afford to send me to college or even pay for a single class.
I had just quit my job before graduation I felt like anybody, I had no money, no job, and didn’t think in any further education. The environment I was in with others got worse I was getting into arguments with my fiancée because we needed to be stabled and not struggling financially, he wanted me to work full time just like he was. I didn’t want to work because of the fact we have a child and I wanted her to be at least with one of us, if we both worked she’d never see us. Finally, one night I decided I wanted to start college and work at the same time, but we finally agreed that I work less and focus more on college and our child while he worked full time things were really tough but I look at myself now and I have a lot on my plate but I still manage to hang on. Compromising when possible helps have a win-win
In the reading “Who Goes to College” written by Cecilia Rodriguez Milanes I was able to see myself in her situation. When she was a senior she had no idea what she was going to do her following year, all she knew was that her parents wanted her to attend college. She always wanted to work, she liked being able to provide for herself but her parents always told her that college would come first. She had no clue of how college worked, what classes she would take or what she would do there. After all the confusion she had of what college truly is, she began to love it.
Not one single person on earth can explain why they are where they are in life in a single sentence. I used to think that I would just take a year off of school after I graduated from college. Maybe I would explore or just work a lot and save up some money so I could have a little more freedom in life. Whatever it was, I was not quite sure yet, I just really did not want to be in school for a while. Well, my plans changed when everyone I knew was telling me not to do that because I would most likely not go back.
My decision to go back to school was not an easy decision. For the last seven years, I have been a stay- at- home mother and during that time I have often thought about going back to school and earning a degree. But, whenever the thought of going back to school crossed my mind I would feel as though I was neglecting my duties as a wife and mother. I also suffered from a paralyzing fear of failure that has always kept me from pursuing the possibilities of obtaining a higher education. After much prayer and discussion with my family, I finally made the decision to move forward with my plans to obtain a college education.