narrative essay

Topics: Associate's degree, Academic degree, Higher education Pages: 4 (1423 words) Published: March 20, 2014
Sarah Parker
Eng 102
Narrative Essay
Degree Choice
Everyone in the world has a journey to find their passion. Whether it be short, long, thought-out or impulsive, people may find out what career field they'd like to join. Once one discovers their passion and what career path to follow, they are then made to pursue a degree that will help them excel. For some it took only moments to decide their fate; it takes some only a simple decision towards what path they want to take. It took me years of researching, exploring and see-sawing between numerous careers and different degrees to pursue. There were a few things I knew from the beginning along with a few things I picked up along the way that I wanted to do. I've always known I've wanted a degree from the beginning, but I started wanting a degree thinking it'd make me more money than average; I've learned since then it's almost the only way to get a decent job in this day and age. Now that I'm older, I finally decided my future as far as the degree I want and what I'd like to do with it. I've also decided how and where I'm going to obtain my degree. There are so many ways to go to college and get a degree; I could have gone to an online school, a 4 year university, a community college or even a mixture of all. With all the different choices in the world, it's a hard decision to make.

I'd like to start off by explaining why I've always known I wanted a degree. Ever since I was a child, I've been a momma's boy. Throughout my elementary years my mom went to school full time and was a huge inspiration to me, proving to me that I could go to school and urging me subconsciously that I should go. As I got older, I started reading statistics of the money degree holders earned over high school graduates; I felt as though I needed a degree to be wealthy after I read those statistics, and I started making connections between the wealthy I knew and their education levels. I became a little more mature, and I paid...
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