Introduction to College Writing 1
Spring Semester, 2011
I am in my first semester of college this year. I am the first person in my family to attend college. I am very proud of myself. I don’t know if I would be here today if it weren’t for some of the people in my life. Looking back now I will have to say the three biggest influences were my kids who I want better for, my best friend who has believed in me even when I wasn’t sure of myself, and my step dad who has always encouraged me to further my education. My kids are the biggest reason for me being here right now. They are my motivation to keep bettering myself one goal after another. I want so much more for them then I had. I want them to have more options in life and more doors available for them. I want them to take their education seriously and not just something they have to do until their eighteen. I have read somewhere in the past that statistics show that children who have parents who have attended college are more likely to graduate high school and go on to college. I hope by seeing me further my education and reach my goals in my career and in life, that I can someday be their influence to better themselves and reach their goals My second biggest influence in my journey to college is my best friend Teressa. She has graduated college herself and got her degree. She has always believed in me even when I didn’t. She has always been able to my strengths and brings them out in me when I could only see my weaknesses. I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to handle the pressure and demands of college but she reassured me that I could it and always told me I would do great, and she would be there if I ever needed help, that kind of puts your mind at ease a little bit. I think that’s why she is my best friend and I am grateful for encouragement and reassurance. My step dad Jerry would have to be my third influence to my decision to go to college. He has...