Importance Of My Education

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My educational journey has been filled with a lot of ups and downs throughout the years. As I continue my education, I don’t expect that to change. However, I am preparing myself and excited for everything to come in this educational process. In my adolescent years, I was a very good student. I always made good grades, and had great conduct. I can remember holding myself to a higher standard as early as kindergarten. I remember one day receiving a smiley face for good behavior, and the girl next to me received a smiley face and a sticker. “Why didn’t I get a sticker? What did I do wrong?” I thought to myself. Before I knew it I was crying, I remember feeling a sense of what I know now to be disappointment. If the best thing to receive was …show more content…
After high school, I can recall feeling a sense of relief that it was over. I was mentally and emotionally drained and wasn’t quite ready for college. I decided to join the Army instead. For me at that time it was the best decision I could make for myself. This gave me the opportunity to earn money for college, so I can go when I was ready. I was truly scared of the idea of college. I was scared because of the failure I faced in high school, and the hard work to recover from that failure. School didn’t become a priority for me until my oldest daughter came to me asking about college. It was at that moment I knew I wanted to set the example for my kids and show them how important education is. Because of this, I am able to use my family as motivation. Today I consider my learning behavior to be very active. I am excited to come to class every day, and look forward to what’s coming next. I am developing positive habits throughout this semester. Not only am I coming to school every day, but I am also on-time. (For me being on-time is a very big deal.) I set time aside daily to study and complete assignments. I am still very hard on myself and tend to over think things, I am still figuring out that balance. I am also reminded everyday why I am doing this, when my daughters asks me how was my day at

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