I Have A Personal Goal Essay

793 Words May 9th, 2016 4 Pages
I have been there; I have done that. What is the purpose of putting yourself through this stress at this point in your life? In seeking the inspiration to return to the classroom and complete my Bachelor’s degree, there is nothing that inspires me more than the determination and hard work of my children. It is in seeing the progress and success of their efforts that they have become role models for me, their mother, to shake off the cobwebs and enter the academic world for no other reason than to fulfill a personal goal I never accomplished.
I attended Penn State University directly out of high school. I had dreams of completing my undergraduate degree and eventually maybe even graduate school. As so many of us soon find out, dreams can soon take a secondary role in life when the realities of finances along with a depressed economy and dismal job market loom in the wings. I made the decision to gather my credits, accept an Associate’s degree and attend a technical school.
The hospital based school of Electroencephalographic Technology (EEG) was a one-year training program which had all but guaranteed a position upon completion. This course of study became my passion, as I soon found working with patients and their families to be extremely fulfilling. This field of work has not only allowed me to play a role in the medical care of thousands of individuals, but has given me opportunities to touch the hearts of these patients and in turn allow them to…

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