I decided to return to school because of my financial situation, my children, and myself. All of these reasons above are why I decided to go back to school, and so I would like you to sit back as I paint you the picture of my life before I decided to go to school. I have been struggling financially for some years since I had my children. With the economy being so bad, and prices constantly going up how can I continue to survive on mininum wage? Before I had children it seemed a lot easier to survive of off the income that I made but now that I have three children the money that I make never seems to be enough to take care of rent, gas in the car, and clothes for the kids. I felt that school would be the best way to improve my living situation financially so that is one of the reason’s why I went back to school. My children have been one of my inspirations to go back to school because I want to teach my children the value of a education. I want to show my children that schooling is the most important thing in life before relationships, and money. I know that you need money to survive but I feel that if my mother would of stressed to me the importance of a college education I feel that my life could have been a lot different so that is why I want to show my kids that schooling is important to me, and I believe that it will become important to them.