Dawn M Box
ENG 121 English Composition I
Instructor: Ava Hardiek
Single Mother Continuing School
Have you ever quit college and thought that you could never go back? I did and it took me in fact ten years to go back to school. Education is the key to knowledge and success. There are many reasons for us to return to pursuing our education. It is crucial that we also have to make time and a commitment to it. "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Nelson Mandela (Powerful Information. (1992). Powerful information. Retrieved from http://www.powerfulinformation.org/page.cfm?pageid=pi-knowledgequotes Powerful Information, 1992)
I started college in the year of 1999, but I had dropped out and went on with life. After having children, in June of 2012 I decided that I need to go back to college if capable to. My goal in life is to run my own salon and beauty school. In order for me to have a great career; my main goal would have to be schooling. I decided after speaking with my counselor that it would be best to have my major to be entrepreneurship. My first step was talking to the counselor and he had informed me of all the steps that were needed. I signed up for school and did my Pell grant. Through this whole process of waiting, I had come across God and asked that if it was his will to let it be done. It was done! This was a great start to my life!
As going back to school I have also realized that there are great benefits with continuing an education. One of the greatest benefits for me, since I am single mother, was teaching my children how important education is and that it is never too late. Continuing an education also gives you a boost of self-esteem. Continuing an education is gaining knowledge and with graduating you can gain a career. Learning to apply your knowledge can get you far in life.
When I decided to go back to school I had no job and...