Why College Education Is Important To Me

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Why College Education is Important to Me

In the beginning fresh out of high school I could not wait to go on to college live alone away from my parents. I thought is was going to be the “life”. August of 2008 rolled around I was so excited. I had a boyfriend I was moving away from home meeting new people and enjoy college so I thought. I did not even make it a whole year I dropped out after one semester I hated college. I am 25 now and I am still working on this amazing thing I thought was called college.

Take one, I have always grown up in the church my dad was a youth pastor for 17 years my mother left when I was 3 and was in and out of my life. My dad remarried and is now a pastor. I have 3 brothers and a sister that are all younger
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I would never be good enough. I have always wanted to honestly finish college and fulfill my dreams. Jobs kept coming and going I kept praying and hoping for answer on what I was supposed to do in life and be able to succed. I only had one semester left but I just did not feel I could finish. My grandfather grew sick and I was going and visiting him on and off my husband was just as emotional as I was they were so close as well. Standing by my grandfathers bed side in the hospital hearing the doctors tell me it would only be a few more weeks they were just keeping him comfortable. With all his strength took my hand and said someone once told me "Success doesn 't come to you?you go to it.” Two weeks later he pasted away leaving me even more hopeless and alone then I already …show more content…
College kept running through my head and something kept telling me you can do this you can finish. I was working for a lady who had a mexican food delivery service. The lady I rode with to the factories local to deliver lunch had been talking to me about things I liked to do and trying to get me back in school doing something I was happy with. We were sitting at Valmont on hot mid july day waiting and I was flipping through job openings in my area. Preschool teacher needed please contact with her number listed. I called and we set up an interview for the next day. Secretly I had kept my experience with children hidden from many. I GOT THE JOB! I started at The Learning Center mid august. I love it here in October of 2015 we had just started fall break and I had been talking to my husband about going back to school to get my bacherrolets degree in early childhood he was not so sure but I was 100 percent positive this was what I wanted to do and I got the call that my grandmother had pasted away she was my rock the one I went to with all my problems the one that always read me jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. I knew what I needed to do I was going to achieve this and finish college because you can not help others until you help your self. Helping your self is doing what ever it takes to better your life and the lives of

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