Personal Essay: The Importance Of Going To College

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Going to college has always been something I looked forward to going to and something that I had to do. Since I am the first generation of my family to attend college straight after high school, my parents made it very clear to me that I had to go. Also because I am the oldest of my siblings, I would have to set an example so that they can do the same and therefore follow in my footsteps. My parents will constantly tell me how college is extremely important and how getting a degree will make life easier. That’s because without making good money in this world it will be very difficult to live a decent life without struggles. My dad was born in Peru, he came to the United States around his early twenties and didn’t know any english. He worked all his life to make a living and will make enough to send money to his family in Peru. After awhile he got married to my mother and worked two full times. …show more content…
That is one of the main reasons why I would want to make him proud and graduate college with a nursing degree. I’ve always wanted to become a nurse for as long as I can remember. On the other hand, my mother was born in the United States and grew up in Paterson, New Jersey, she attended high school here as well and did really well in school. She had gotten a full ride to Kean University but ended up taking a year off. In her year off she met my father, got married a little after at the age of nineteen and had me at the age of twenty. My mother wish she had gone to school when she had the opportunity to but she doesn’t regret anything because she had my siblings and I. My mother then realized what she and my dad were making at the time was not cutting it for the bills and decided to follow her dreams and go back to college. My mother went to a community college and after a couple years became a nurse. My mother is my biggest

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