Why a College Education Is Important to Me

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The quality of life for my family and I is not horrible. I am a stay-at-home mother of 6 children. I have a husband that maintains a steady job and steady income. We have a house, cars, and most things of an average family. However, I believe there is no limit to how high the quality of life can be. Vince Limbardi once said, “The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.” (Vince, 2012) A college education is my chosen endeavor. The improvement of the quality of life for my family and I is why a college education is important to me.

It is a widely known fact that achieving any goals increases mental and emotional health therefore improving the quality of life. In April of 2011, I was diagnosed with clinical depression. A little over a year later, I was hospitalized for the extreme “symptoms” of depression. Within the past 6 months, through intense therapy and medication, things have improved almost to the point of normalcy. By breaking down a college education into courses or even down to lessons and completing each goal one by on my self-esteem, confidence, and over all happiness will slowly and continually grow. There was a study that proved that your happiness not only trickles down to your immediate family and friends, but also to their friends, and their friends’ friends. (O, 2009) Using this theory, achieving these goals would not only improve the quality of life for me and my family, but also for anyone within three degrees of separation of us. I would say we can add two rungs to the ladder of the quality of my life on this one. I have had the desire to become a teacher ever since I can remember. As a child, I would stand up and “teach” my baby dolls. How awesome would it be to obtain the dream of the 6 years old version of myself? Being a housewife has been enjoyable. It has allowed me to watch children grow through the young stages of life. Suddenly, my little...
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