I used to feel everything deeper than words can explain, but not anymore. The way I grew up makes it significantly harder to understand why people are so emotional, and I can’t share those feelings someone has when they are in need of guidance. Another issue I have is time management. I usually wait until the last minute to finish any work I have because I am a teenager. It’s exhausting to always be moving, not being able to go home after school and settling down, like I used to do.
I too had already given up on the idea that I was going to college. The discovering age as Gonzales describes it completely disoriented me; I was no longer feeling the same aspirations because everything I had set my goals on was being questioned because of all my limitations. I’m currently 23 turning 24 soon and I feel that I’m already at the coping age. I see all the effort I have put into school, but is it really going to pay off or will my options continue to be limited. After experiencing this my perspective towards my family didn’t change drastically, but before there was no sense of pride, which could be because I was younger and didn’t understand.
She emphasized how i needed to have high grades if i wanted to stand a chance. But as i grow older i couldn 't compete to the level she wanted, that 's not to say that she forced me to get the best of grades. But i always felt as if i wasn’t good enough so eventually i stopped trying. By then i had come to terms in my own mind on how i couldn’t get into college because of my family’s lack of money and my low grades overall. But during my sophomore year i saw how my school 's avid class was accepting applications to join the class.
The Obstacles I face in going to college If you have never been to college or your starting college after years of not going, it can be very difficult to start or continue to go. The most common obstacles that may be keeping me from achieving a degree, Family and work responsibilities, Social Fears and learning disability , Confidence Family and work are two of the biggest thing to deal while going to school. my time has to be managed to handle both of these I spend most of my time in the military away from family, I have a 2 year old grandson that I am raising, its difficult going to school and fined the time to spend with him. It can be very stress full to juggle family and school. At 51 years old, there tend to be some fear and pressure.
With me entering Troy with a 17, I had to be admitted under conditional status. Which means I could only get 13 credit hours for my classes; and as a nursing major I have a lot of classes I have to take. I am behind on a lot of my classes because of my conditional status; and because I was placed in remedial math. Because I didn’t take the ACT over I now have to wait longer to be apart of the school of nursing program; because I have to finish the pre-required courses first. I don’t regret that I dint take the ACT over but I wish I had.
Attending a college or university can be a pleasurable four years or it can be path of frustration and indecision. I have spent the past year at Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences thinking I wanted to be a doctor. College is expensive and when I started pondering changing my major it just didn’t seem practical. As a second semester sophomore changing my major would potentially mean spending more time in school which in return means more student loans and prolong starting a career. Not only would I be changing my major, I will be changing schools completely.
I have never lived in a place for more than two years (I have lived in nine different states), and the lack of stability has made developing close friendships impossible. I think that going to college would help me make close friends, which is something I have never gotten to experience. I am also extremely excited to be able to follow a curriculum and courses all the way through. Switching high schools all of the time meant switching curriculum, and having to learn new things at each school that did not build on what I previously had learned. I had to do a lot of catching up each time we moved, and it will be nice to not have to do that anymore.
Being halfway through my first semester of college it seems like graduation is so far away, but it is actually closer than anyone thinks. From the second you enter college everyone asks you what you want to do with your degree after you graduate. Trying to figure out what to do after college is always a difficult decision, whether it be to head out into the work force or continue on with our education. As of right now I am stuck on both ideas. I believe I would be happy going out into the workforce and starting my chemistry degree in a lab doing research, but I also think it would be fun to continue my education and go higher with my degree.
The only way to achieve a successful life is going to college and becoming educated. Post-secondary is a big decision most teenagers have to make .The importance of having a college degree could cost you a job. Most people overlook the difference in the amount of pay with having a college degree. Even though debt is the main reasons people steer away from college it can be paid off easily. Texas Tech University, home of the Red Raiders, has an engineering program ranked top ten in Texas and will allow me to better myself and my engineering career.
The decision to return to college to work toward my bachelor 's degree was not an easy one for me. As a mother of three, the loss of not just income, but time, has been substantial. The sacrifice has not been carried only by me, but by my entire family. In making the decision to return to school, I had to weigh the importance and value of a bachelor 's degree against the time and cost that it would require. After careful consideration, prayer, and many conversations with my family, I made the decision to return and attend Kennesaw State University.
Firstly, Procrastination is a problem I faced early in the year and I should not have. At first it did not affect me as much as I thought it would but now that the semester is almost over I am stressing over my grades. If I would have taken my time and not waited till the last minute to finish lots of my essays
School School has always been my escape; it is a way for me to leave reality and be productive in something I am sure will one day change my life entirely. Graduating from high school was a step I was always afraid off, I was aware of college was around the corner and I was not sure how I would come up with the money to pursue my career in Marketing and Graphic Design. Financially, I had no help, whether it was from the college I decided to attend or from my parents. I concluded that the only way for me to attend higher education, was to pay out of pocket, as no matter how hard I attempted to search and apply for undocumented/DACA student scholarships, I was never awarded any. As a young child, I have enjoyed the idea of selling products
I could place all the blame on the mistakes I made freshman year but that would not help change that I fell short of my goal twice. Instead I had to accept that my hard work was not hard enough and my endeavors were not my earnest. If I had the knowledge and skills that I have now back when I was a freshman, I would have had a higher chance at being a part of National Honor Society.The reality is that I cannot change what I did or did not do three years ago. Although the experience I have now would have helped me then, I must use my knowledge to help me now and not make the same
In fact, I have already accumulated 12 college credits before I even start at UMKC which demonstrates my desire to not only start soon but to accomplish everything that would be necessary to finish the program till the end (Ray and Brown 138). I consider knowing what profession I want to pursue and basing it on the desire to help my friend a gift from God since few people know what they want out of life. The desire and ability to help others is a privilege few
Lacking an education in this time and era results in a more difficult life. Gaining the knowledge to live in this fast changing world is no easy task considering you learn something new everyday. Nobody will ever know everything, it’s impossible. But, being granted a free education for twelve years is a major benefit for us that slowly pushes us into the real world. The next question though is, what do I do now?