English Composition I
September 8, 2012
Ever since I started kindergarten, education has been very important in my family. Although I was learning simple things, such as my numbers, letters, and learning how to read, it was still important. Now that I am older and am in college, I am realizing how important even the little things about education are. Without a foundation in education, I would not be where I am today. In order to be successful, education has to be very important in a person’s life.
Since the day that I was born, my family has been preaching to me how important an education is. I did not believe them at first, but now, I definitely believe them. First came elementary. Second came middle school. Finally, high school hit. High school was a lot tougher than elementary and middle school. Then, on the final day of high school, as I was walking across the stage to receive my diploma, it hit me “like a ton of bricks.” I would be starting college soon.
I did not know what to think. College seemed like a scary thing to me at that point. Here I was just graduating from high school and now I had to continue on to get more education? I thought that what I had already gone through for those previous fourteen years was enough, but apparently it was not.
My whole family then started preaching to me about going to college. They would say things like “getting a college education is very important” and “obtaining a college degree is a wonderfully fulfilling experience.” They would also say that “most jobs today require you to have a college degree” and “if you want to be successful in life, you need to have a college degree.” That got me to thinking more. I definitely wanted to be successful in my life. I did not want to be someone that did not have a college education and that could not find a job because I did not have an education. From that moment on, I decided that I wanted to go...