Why I Returned to College

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Why I Choose to Return
Robert Williamson
ENG 121
Michelle Klingfus
September 30, 2012

Why I Choose to Return.
Why I made the choice to return to college and complete my degree in Business System Administration is unique. I have thought about this for years and it’s a personal goal I want to accomplish. I have a great job in the military teaching new soldiers which is something I love and enjoy. I am ten years away from retiring and looking forward to life after the military. Why would a person that is in the middle of their career want to return to school? The answer to this question is that it’s a personal goal I’ve had for years to obtain a college degree. I have started and stopped several times due to my deployments and family commitments. I have tried on different occasions to start back but the military makes it almost impossible to plan ahead and commit to anything long term.

I decided to go ahead with making changes to my routine in just the few weeks since I have decided to return to college. I have taken a look at my work schedule and found time where I can squeeze in class work. Previously I would go out to eat for lunch with the people I work with but now I bring my lunch and eat at my desk. The upside is I get to do class work and save money at the same time. I’ve also found about an hour of free time in the morning before soldiers show up for class. This time is great for taking my quiz because it is very quiet and I can concentrate. Making these few small changes has helped me still get to spend some time in the afternoon with my wife and kids.

My family is very important to me and I am trying to set a good example for my two daughters to follow. I want my girls to go to college and get a degree in something they love. How can I expect them to do something I have not accomplished? To me it’s like telling your kids not to smoke while you have a cigarette in your mouth. My wife and I are both in college at Ashford University and...
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