January 5th, 2016
Why College Education is Important to Me
I sometimes feel as though I am resting on the side of a mountain, breathing the crisp air, finally able to experience peace and blissful contentment. Reaching this point was necessarily difficult; full of setbacks, disappointments, reevaluations, fickleness, and uncertainty. I’ve never been one to excel at a trade, and my confidence is not at the level necessary to begin an alternative venture. So…college is a no-brainer, especially given the fact that I’ve wanted to help others in the area of mental health since I was a freshman in high school. Having lived through the darkest of days has further ...view middle of the document...
Immediately after high school, I began taking liberal arts classes at my county college with the idea of transferring into a psychology program afterwards. There were many classes dropped for the most ridiculous reason; I was terrified of public speaking. I ended up completely dropping out and stopped caring about…well, everything. Fast forward to 2014, I was 5 years deep with man-child wandering eyes and a deceptive tongue. I also experienced my first mental breakdown where every aspect of my life fell apart.
Eventually, I left my partner and began soul searching. I began to study manifestation and different motivational methods. 2015 was a year of self-reflection. I found happiness within myself and began living for myself. I matured emotionally and mentally, which was more than necessary in moving forward. I read a Psychology Today article which had an astounding ‘hit the nail on the head’ passage which stuck with me for a while;
“In life, people have many goals (e.g., exercise more, be a better spouse, save more money). However, goals often go unrealized because people lack self-awareness. That is, without monitoring...