California College San Diego
June 11, 2012 Sarah Hearne, MA
In this paper I will talk about my short term and long term goals. I will discuss educational and personal goals. I will also discuss the fears that I have returning to college and what I will do to conquer these fears. At the end of this paper I will discuss the people that I will thank for supporting me when I reach graduation.
My motivation to succeed in life and college starts with my ambition to want more than just a job that pays well, but a career that I love doing. I was in the navy for four years active and I loved it, but I didn’t feel fulfilled in life. Something was missing. So I made the decision to become a reservist and finish my degree and pursue my dream of becoming a Register Nurse. That dream is put on hold for now only because the school that I attended told me that even if I had all the necessary points needed, I still might not be accepted into the nursing program. I had a tough decision to make. Do I stay in this school and keep wasting time or do I go to another school and pursue something else in the medical field? That is when I decided to come to California College San Diego and pursue a degree in Medical Specialties. When I am done with this program, I would have two careers that I would enjoy doing. I would be certified in multiple areas such as: medical assistant, home health aide, pharmacy technician, nursing assistant, and medical billing and coding. Although I want to be a Register Nurse, I will use this as a stepping stool to reach my goal and dream. A peak performer is someone who is successful and desires to pursue a lifetime of learning. Peak performers come from all walks of life. Some traits a peak performer has include taking responsibility for their actions, behaviors, and decisions (Ferrett, 2010, p. 3). I am a...
References: Ferrett, S.K. (2010). Peak Performers Success in College and Beyond. (7th Ed.). New York, NY:
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