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Taking Control of My Life
Anthony A. Adamczyk
ENG 121
Prof. Mary Stewart

Taking Control of My Life
School, why are you going back to school? That is the question I have been answering for the last few months. I have a good job, make good money, and have worked for the same company for the last 11 plus years. Why would someone start all over again? When that question comes up, I remember a few lines from the movie “Passed Away” (1992) the main character Jack Warden, played by Bob Hoskins had been sharing an idea with his wife about making some life changing moves and was told by his wife “You can’t just pick up and change things in the middle of your life.” The character Jack Warden responded “When else would you make a change, you can’t do it at the beginning of your life you haven’t done anything yet, there’s nothing to change, and at the end it too late, the middle is the only time you can make a change.” Change happens no matter what we do, so I ask myself if change in my life was happening to me or was I the driving force behind the change. I needed control and hoped school would help. Six months ago, I decided it was time to take control of my life, so I started looking at some online schools. I was no longer enjoying the work I did, or my lot in life, something needed to change. School seemed to be the answer to taking some control back over my life and basically get back on track with some of the dreams I’d had. I had planned to go to school after retiring from the Army, but I did not retire from the Army. August 31 of 2009 would have been my retirement date and the start of the next plan I had for my life. I could see going back to school would put me back on track for achieving the goals I had set as a young man. The plans I made when I was young have not all gone as I had hoped, but making the decision to return to school is the first step in getting back on track, and taking control of my life. Becoming a...
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