The Importance Of My Life

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As I sat in class my senior year of high school all I could think about what fulfilling my dream of becoming a nurse and heading off to college that next year. Being away from my parents and not hearing them tell me how to do things all of the time sounded like such an amazing thing, or so I thought. All of my classmates were accepting academic and athletic scholarships to the college of their dreams but I knew that God had a different plan for my future regardless of what I thought my dreams were. School had never been something that I gave my full attention to and I would have much rather spent my free time on the volleyball court or in the gym than to be studying for my next test. I knew that one day I would be ready to attend college but it was not the right time. So, I decided that I wanted to do something different than what everyone else was doing and took the road …show more content…
While serving in the military I built a great work ethic that I never expected to gain at the age of eighteen. I know that I will be able to apply this to my college experience in order to do the best that I can. I expect college to become “much like a job, with defined duties, expectations, and obligations” (Gardner and Barefoot 9). As I begin this next chapter of my life here at The University of Mount Olive I am grateful for the education benefits that I have earned because I know just how difficult it would be to start school without them. I am eager to see the outcome of all the hard work that is to come and no matter how challenging these next few years may be I know that I will be able to conquer any fears and push through them. Although I have not taken any academic classes recently, I know that I have all of the right resources to help me through any difficulties that I may encounter in order to be

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