Graduation Speech : College And Career Planning Essay

789 Words Oct 22nd, 2016 4 Pages
Graduating High School I had several Ideas on how life was going to work. I would finish high school then off to college and a high paying job after. In high school no one had a practical conversation with me on the inner workings of life such has how to apply for college and what was the job availability for by chosen career. You see no one in my family had attended college, therefore I had no ideas about college and career planning. The first year out of school I attending a community college only to find myself overwhelmed and confused. I decided why bother with college anymore most of my family and friends have never attended college and they are doing just fine. I dropped out of school, obtained a full time job and started my life. It was just me for the longest time until I meet my husband. We decided to get married and shortly after gave birth to our first baby boy. Life events can change your perspective. I stated to worry about how we would provide for our little one on the salaries we earned. How was I going to save for a college fund, private school, clothing, food and diapers? With no backup plan or career, how would I be able to provide for a child? I have always enjoyed helping people and after my experience with Edline the nurse who carried for myself and my son I consider becoming a nurse. Edline had been a labor and deliver nurse for years, she was a wonderful person with a kind attitude. I began gathering information on nursing programs in my area. Most…

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