The final reason that led me to college is to experience the" life of as a college student". I have learned that college is nothing compared to high school. Being a college student is not easy, it is about learning from others, learning how to become independent and following your dreams. I will continue to keep working hard and get myself a step closer each day to my dream career. To sum everything up college is an opportunity that not everyone has, so being able to attend college is a blessing that no one should take for granted.
Because they came from humble beginnings, my parents taught me and brother to respect but not worship money, to be generous to those who are not as fortunate, and to work hard and earnestly for the things that we want. My high school education has positively affected my career and life choices. During these four years, I have had, in my opinion, some of the best teachers in the entire Lamar Consolidated district. My teachers have pushed me to achieve my dreams with high expectations and interesting and useful lessons and without their presence in my life, I would not have achieved all that I have now. My grandmother’s stroke was the catalyst and along with these four years and especially my science and math courses have lead me into a career in medicine and
Mine and Sara’s personality are different by how we approach situations and make decisions. Nevertheless, the connection that Sara and I have is more of a companionship. Mine and Sara’s hardships in discrimination and taking care of our family bonds us but it is our unique personalities that set us apart. Nonetheless, this unity is shared with everyone so no one is ever
“I feel that by the time I went to college I was already functioning as an adult.” He responded. By that time he was already married and had a child. Although he seemed pretty confident about what he had told me I asked him how his past effected his future and whether it was good or bad. He said that the discontinuation of college brought hardships on his family because he couldn’t get a steady job.
My friend's family from elementary school have me an opportunity to live with them. My grades averaged out to a C which allowed me to see my junior year in high school. My hopes of becoming a senior and finishing high school were fading fast, I knew I would not make it. But, I managed to see my first and only group home.
I finally decided on pursuing a career in the engineering field and all my mother had to state was “You’re not a man.” Besides the blatant misogyny, the overall disapproval I had become so familiar with, was clear yet again. For quite some time throughout middle and high school, I had a lot of animosity built up towards my family. Compared to others around me, I felt as if I had a disadvantage because my peers were being uplifted by their supportive family while I was essentially teared down. Still, I trudged on throughout high school and began realizing the only force I needed to reach my life and academic goals was myself.
" Education is not preparation for life;education is life itself." -John Dewey I have always felt integrated in my love for education. Discrimination never stole from what felt like an intellectual thirst I could not quench. Attending college had been a goal of mine since I was young, conceived from the curiosity of the world I could not touch with my hands.
I had to put my responsibility first and just try to figure life with a baby. My life changed so much after having a baby. It makes you want to figure your life. I feel like my son changed my life it opened my eyes to handle a child and to raise him for years to come. It makes me want to have more for him and bless him with a beautiful life.
Somewhere with the transition from middle school to high school I lost myself and some independence along the way. My freshman year had been a bust of getting in trouble and My sophomore year had been all about finding myself. Freshman year I found myself dating a senior boy and ditching out on class. Studies and my future came last in my mind. Once freshman year and summer were over and the senior boyfriend was gone.
It was misconception, however, because attending this school would bring even more than those I had before. My parents could never be able to afford this school for me, but that didn 't stop me from desiring to live in a place where I knew, opportunities were around every corner and I was right. My University has been so generous since the day I stepped foot on campus and has provided me the support I need to be successful. My responsibilities are still in tact, I 'm working hard to stay in good academic standing, balancing work and organizations, and helping out at home the best I can from hours away. The doors that have opened since I decided to attend Texas A&M are those which I would have never came into contact with if I had failed to believe in myself as well as the Aggies who were immediate to congratulate me when I did.
Returning to college has been an exciting and terrifying decision for me. My husband has encouraged me for 1-2 years, but my fear of failure overwhelmed me and kept me from pursuing my Bachelor’s Degree. I wasn’t even sure what I wanted to pursue. I’m now on this journey and ready for whatever it is that God has planned for me. I have worked hard encouraged my three kids as they transitioned their way through elementary school through middle school and on to high school and graduation.
Four years ago, I remember being told, “We both know you can do it, you are just not putting in enough effort.” In the middle of my eighth grade year, the dreams of going to college and having a better life for myself was not important at that moment. College didn’t matter to me as I was with the wrong type of friends who always influenced my behavior whether I knew it or not. While I knew that I was capable of being on the high honor roll, it didn’t seem to matter to a thirteen year old. Knowing that college was still years away, I didn’t want to focus on it so early in my life.
James and his mother went from house to house, apartment to apartment. He missed 70 plus days of school and a high school kid. A man name Mr. Frank took james and helped turn james life around for the good. After he moved in with Mr. Frank he started making better grades, and he also was at school everyday and he made his mother proud by doing the right thing while she was getting things situated for the family.
Summary The speaker of the TedTalk How to raise successful kids – without over-parenting, Julie Lythcott-Haims is the author of How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success (Lythcott-Haims). Besides writing a New York Times best selling novel Julie Lythcott-Haims was the former associate vice provost for undergraduate education and the dean of freshmen and undergraduate advising at Stanford University (Chesley, 2012). In the TedTalk, Julie Lythcott-Haims discusses over-parenting and the pressure parents put on their children to succeed.