Personal Narrative: The Importance Of Early Childhood Education

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Though I have spent most of my life in Georgia, the majority of my family members are from New Jersey. My maternal grandparents come from Bayonne, New Jersey, living in the area until my grandmother, Lois McGlynn, retired. My mother and father moved to Miami, where they lived until they divorced. My mother moved to LaGrange, Georgia, which is where my maternal grandparents, aunts, and uncles moved to after the retirement of my grandmother. My mother and I moved in with my grandparents. Across the street was one aunt, and next door was another aunt. We essentially had a little compound where the various cousins could run, play, and grow up together. A few years after moving to Georgia, my mother met a man who would later become my step-father. He already had a daughter from a previous marriage. Later, they had a son, my half-brother who I am very close with.
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I was primarily interested in the arts and not much else. My mom wasn’t at home a lot because she went back to school for early childhood education. I now look back at that as important, because it shows me that as a non-traditional student, it is possible to make a life changing educational decision, even when it is hard. My first three semesters of college out of high school went disastrously, as I was severely unprepared and undermotivated. I decided to leave college, pay down the student loan debt I had acquired, and work until I figured out what I wanted to do with my life.
My intentions were always to go back to school and earn my degree, but a particularly bad string of weeks at my job solidified that it was going to happen sooner, rather than later. My wife was very supportive of the decision, as were both of my parents. I applied to Georgia State, UGA, and Gainesville (now UNG) for admission. Due to my rough start the first go-around, I was only admitted to Gainesville with the condition that I retake several classes to put myself in good academic

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