The Importance Of Personal Education

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I knew at a young age that I wanted to attend a university. When I was in kindergarten, my dream was to become a doctor. During career week at my elementary school several parents came into the classroom and spoke about their careers. Several of the parents stressed the importance of doing well in school, going to college, and obtaining a degree. I did not fully understand what this all meant at the age of four, but this idea of attending a university after high school was something I would hear multiple times in my life. My family consists of my mother, father, and older brother. My father did not pursue and education after graduating high school. My brother, who is nine years my senior, a role model to me as I was growing up dropped out of college. This was not a great example for me, but by the …show more content…
I have struggled with depression and anxiety since I was about six years old. My first serious suicide attempt was at the age of ten. I fell into a deep depression shortly after my grandfather passed, but there was no large concern because everyone in the family was grieving at the time. I had a special relationship with my grandfather. He was one of my heroes, my biggest supporter, and a father figure for me because my father and I had become estranged. I felt hopeless and useless because there was nothing I could have done to have helped my grandfather. I did not want to continue to live in a world that he was no longer a part of. I have never been great at dealing with traumatic events. My mother walked into my room one day and found me hanging from my ceiling fan. She immediately took me down and became upset. She did not understand and felt that she had done something wrong. My mother did not understand me and also did not believe in therapy, therefore I did not receive help until I turned eighteen and I was hospitalized for another one of several

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