Changing Lives

Topics: High school, School, Need Pages: 1 (586 words) Published: October 28, 2014

Assignment #6: “Changing Our Lives”, Draft Essay
Jaclyn Jean
ENG 090-Writing Fundamentals
Professor Ipcizade
August 22, 2014
When growing up you picture yourself becoming a doctor, teacher, or other awesome professional. In grammar school, you’re just happy about what you want to be when you grow up. Then you go to high school and realize your goal is reachable; it’s just going to take some hard work and a lot of studying. That’s a summary, of how road to college started, but life took over and everything came to a halt. Now, my life is back on track, so I decided to attend Strayer University to secure my financial future, personal reasons, and gain many options of career advancement. I want a better-financial future. I’ve worked in retail for five years, and it’s fun meeting new people, but it’s not enough to pay the bills and take care of my family. At my current place of employment, there’s a lot of uncertainty each day. All it shows me is that I should follow my dream and open a restaurant. Opening a restaurant has been my dream for years, but I didn’t know how to achieve that goal. I’m attending Strayer because it has a great business program to teach me each step I need in order to achieve my goals of owning a restaurant. After achieving my goal; I will be able to give my family a better-financial future. I also returned to college for personal reason. I attended college before but never had the will power to continue going every day. I always felt that it would slow down my chances of owning a business. Until one day, I spoke with a friend and saw a Strayer commercial; that’s when I knew it was time for a change. Now, I have a strong family unit that want to see me succeed in school and owning a restaurant. I want to inspire my two young boys to attend college. I know they might be young to understand, but when they are older, it will teach them never to give up on their dreams. In essence, I want to start a new tradition in my family, and...
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