Been a Long Time Coming

Time sure has flown by since high school. I had always planned to go right to college and travel, but I have yet to do any of those things. Granite I cannot travel due to financial issues, I am getting ready to prepare myself to change my career so I can earn a more steady income. Tomorrow I am going to the community college to see what they have to offer for courses. I want a course that will still allow me to work at the same time so I do not have to miss one or the other each week. Not that I love my job enough to hold on to it with dear life, I just do not want to lose out on that income right yet. Even though the money isn’t really there, it still pays my bills and keeps me fed for the moment.

I should probably specify a little more on what I am looking for in a new career. At the moment I am a mechanic at a local body job and I actually enjoy what I am doing. In saying that, I would really like to stick with working on engines of some sorts. I am hoping that the college can put me through some type of engineering course that will help me get a very decent paying job. Not minimum wage. I have always been great at what I do so it has always been hard for me when thinking about a career change. Granite I want to make better money, I don’t want to be forced into a job that I do not like. If I can just find the perfect engineering job everything in life would be perfect.

The guys at the shop are happy that I am furthering my career by going to school, but they are sad that I will be leaving them in the future. My boss especially. He has told me numerous times now that if school doesn’t work out than I will always have a place back at his shop. From what the others have said I don’t think he will hire anyone after me because he has faith I will want to come back. I feel bad for all of this but it is not enough to live off anymore. Yes my bills are paid ,but I would love have new clothes and nicer things for my kids. I won’t get any of this working here and that is the sad truth of it. But I will get somewhere with signing up for school, so that is exactly what plan I am going to stick to.

I’m Going Back to School

I’m going back to school soon, and believe it or not, I’m excited about it. If you’d told me a few years ago that I would be looking forward to going to school, I would have told you that you were crazy.

I dropped out of school as soon as I was old enough. I couldn’t wait to get out of the classroom and into the real world. It was great, at first. Then I found out why they call it the “cold, hard world.” The only jobs I could get didn’t pay much. I either had to live with my parents and still follow their rules, or share an apartment in a really rotten neighborhood with three other people. The money that seemed so great when Mom and Dad were giving me free room and board didn’t stretch very far when I had to pay rent, buy groceries, make car payments, get insurance … it seemed like there were bills everywhere.

Meanwhile, my sister went to college. I thought she was crazy for choosing to keep going to school when she didn’t have to, but when she graduated, her starting pay was a lot higher than I was making. It was a lot higher than any of my friends were making and we’d all been in the job market for a couple years. My cousin went to trade school instead of a university and they helped him find a job when he graduated. He’s making more than I am, too.

I opened my eyes and took a good hard look at the world and how it works. People with high school diplomas get okay jobs. People with college degrees get good jobs. And people who dropped out of school, like me, well, I’m working hard at a job that’s going nowhere slowly, and I’m getting paid peanuts doing it.

So I did what I should have done all along: I listened to my parents. I got my GED, and I’m about to enroll in community college. I’m not entirely sure what I what to major in yet, but I know whatever classes I take, they’ll help me find a career, not just a job. And I’m pretty excited about that.

Surviving With an Education

I believe that it will actually be harder to survive without an education. However, having an education allows me to survive a lot more in this world today, especially with the way the economy is. I couldn’t go far without it. I have a very good educational back ground in the world of health care. I enjoy helping others especially when they are sick. I wanted to expand my knowledge a little bit more, because I started off at the bottom of the barrel in health care. The only way I would be able to advance in my field is with an education.

That alone was enough to motivate me to get the necessary education needed to further my career. The income is also very rewarding at the end of this all. I want to make sure that my family is going to be able to survive and live comfortably. I am doing this not only for myself, but for my family. They deserve to reap the benefits that I put into my education. Education is one of the fastest ways to make it in this world. This allows me to be put ahead of those without any type of degree or certificate that are looking for jobs as well. Things are hard enough these days, and without an education, they would be a lot more difficult. I didn’t want to struggle and be stuck with a low paying job for the remainder of my life. I went out there and did what was best for me and my family.

The Important of Education

Education is extremely important because I learned that knowledge is power. I am well aware of the fact that if I don’t receive an education, that I will not get very far in the career that I would like to receive. This is only the beginning of my journey for my education, but I am on the right path to a very rewarding income, and many more benefits that will present itself after.

Education is the first step towards a great future for myself. School is not going to take up a lot of my time to the point that I will not be able to work on the side. That is one of the main reasons why a lot of people do not get an education because of the time. I have a part time job, and will be able to maintain my education at the same time. There are also other options to make things a lot easier on myself if I needed to, like considering online classes.

I am going to start classes in the fall. I planned out my schedule to go to school at night, and work part time during the day. I believe this is the best move that I could have possibly made with my life. School may not be for everyone, but it is quite difficult, not impossible, to progress without some type of education under my belt. I had to find that out the hard way when I realized how unhappy I was with my last job. This is why I decided to make the necessary change when it best suited me.

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