What does education mean to me?
Education to me was not that important in the past, I would always wonder what the reason for school was. I did not like school mainly because I did not like getting up early and then having to do work. My attitude towards school was always the same all the way through about high school cause I had no one to look up to my parents were divorced since I was 3 and they never made it passed middle school and my sister and brother were also middle school drop outs so my way of thinking was really not that great.
At this point I’m understanding life a lot more and education does play a big part, it’s what you need to succeed in life. In order for me to pursue my education I had to give up working and make more time for my education. The only difficulty I have is trying to get back in the whole learning system, listening to what needs to get done and by when. This is a real big commitment for me now that I can say my hands are pretty full trying to raise my kids and making sure they are also doing well in school. I don not want them to have the kind of mentality I had growing up. They are the reason to keep me moving forward and to show them no matter how old or big you are school is what helps you in the future to succeed in life.
Education for me in the future will really pay off. I will be getting a better career and higher pay and be able to support my own family without having to depend on anyone. I’d be working in something that I really enjoy and making a difference in other peoples lives not just my own. Right now I know times are hard financially but I know that at the end it is really going to pay off and that’s what counts the most.