January 7, 2013
“Returning to school after so many years of not attending, to obtain a degree can be a struggle for many people throughout their life, but it also has its benefits, changes, challenges, and goals. Initially, I had planned to go to college right after high school, but due to many family problems I was unable to. It would be another eight years before I would make the decision to enroll in school. My reasons for returning to school are to higher my education, have a better career/ job, and to better my life, as well as the life of my daughter. Returning to school for me, has had its benefits, changes, challenges, and goals. In this paper, I plan to give you a brief insight of the reasons why I chose to go back to school. The benefits of obtaining a college degree for me, is to be financially stable, obtain a better job and or career, and self-satisfaction. Being able to financially provide for my child is very important to me. I don’t want to be rich, I just would like to live comfortable and be able to pay all my bills on time, and not live paycheck to paycheck. Obtaining a degree can pave the way for a better paying job and put me in the place where my daughter and I will be able to live comfortable.
Having a better job/career also has its benefits of obtaining a degree. Currently, I work in a barbershop as a barber/hairstylist. I do enjoy my job, because I feel I make people feel good about themselves, but obtaining a degree, will help me in my future career choice. My ultimate goal is to receive degrees in business management, and hopefully one day achieves my goal of owning my own business; such as a barbershop or salon, or both in one. Self-satisfaction is my last benefit of obtaining a degree. Earning my degree, would mean I’m the second of seven siblings to earn one. Earning a degree gives you self-respect, honor, commitment, higher education, and a lot more knowledge....