Journey

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People have told me all my life that going back to school was a waste of time. These same people would also say your mom and dad did not go to college, so why would you? Influenced by the negativity of those same people, I chose not to return to school for some time. However, after a lot of research, and a lot of soul searching, I decided to return to school. I found that most of the careers that I was interested in you had to have a degree to get. The benefits outweighed all of the cons, and I would be doing a job that I was passionate about. I chose to return to school and get my degree in Health Care Administration to make a better life for my family and me. My future with a degree is a lot brighter than without. My decision on returning to school was based on numerous reasons. I am currently working at a convenient store in my hometown, where I do not have any medical insurance or retirement plan. I got to thinking real hard about my future, what I wanted for my life. Where I work now there is an older woman that work’s with me, is in her seventies and still has to work because she made the decision not to have an education to fall back on. Many people doubted my decision to go back to school, because they thought at 32 I was too old and would not be able to manage the responsibility. After a lot of thought about returning to school, online college was my only option since I have 2 children and a fulltime job. I did extensive research and found many online schools that had good credentials and fit the career path I was interested in; eventually I chose Ashford University. My family means the world to me, and being financially stable is one of my top priorities to make their lives better. With the knowledge I have, I know that returning to school would be the best way to make sure that we would be financially stable and my family would never have to do without. I have always been interested in the health care field, but blood and needles frighten me. After...
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