College Student Obstacles Essay

756 Words Jun 24th, 2011 4 Pages
My Obstacles as a College Student There are many Obstacles in my life as a college student, and I hadn’t prepared myself to get through all of them. Many obstacles lead back to money and not having enough to get to the stable and secure career in the future. My main obstacles are: money, procrastinating, fear, and being unsure of what I want to do. Money is an obstacle that many people face not only in college, but in daily life. This semester I had to pay for half of my tuition, and that was difficult to do with two low pay retail jobs. I was also lucky enough to have a friend who had all but one of the books I needed, and she was happy to lend them out to me. She saved me about 400 dollars, 400 dollars that I didn’t have to begin …show more content…
I’m afraid that I will not have the stability that I desperately need. I don’t need a fancy life, I just want to be comfortable and be confident that I can pay the bills every month. I’m also extremely afraid of disappointing my family, especially my father, by not doing as well as they expect of me. Most of all, I’m afraid of not being able to achieve my career goals because I just can’t afford it. Fear is holding me back from doing what’s best for me, and My final obstacle would have to be uncertainty. I’m uncertain of what I want to do with my life. I have always wanted to become an elementary school teacher, but I have also wanted to join the Air Force. Becoming a teacher would mean about six more years of college to get my bachelors, a lot of money to pay for it, and then there’s the horrible possibility of being laid off. Or an even worse possibility is not being able to find a job at all. In the Air Force I’ll get free schooling, free housing, and incredible career and travel opportunities. All I would have to do is sign a 4-6 year contract. The Air Force would give me the stability I need, and provide me with all the tools I need to make a great life for myself. Uncertainty and fear weigh me down a lot, and keep me from making a life changing decision. In conclusion, there are so many obstacles that I have as a college student, but everyone has obstacles. Obstacles are a part of life, and it’s a very

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