As most of my peers, I have been asking myself a question, what is it really I want out of my life? This question has not only been bothering me but also many college students who are trying to figure out the path which will lead them to their comfortable life. One might ask, what is that comfort that we all are striving for? Is it a state of mind or is it some unknown world that we are so eager to enter? Well, it varies from person to person.
It depends on the life that the person has left behind when the decision to go to college was made. I for one would like to obtain a higher standard of leaving, greater education, and fulfil a long time goal of being an engineer.
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So many years has gone by since the first day I was taken to school by my older brother. It was a whole new experience for me. It was as if I have seen a new world made out of so many kids that are dressed alike. Before I knew, I was taken into a classroom along with many other kids. This was a new era in my life. As I can remember, “ What do you like to be doing with your life? ” was the first question I was asked. “I would like to become an Engineer,” I responded back.
Many more years have gone by since the magic question. I have not forgotten my response to what has been bothering me for so many years. There wasn’t a day I tried to make sense out of my own response to the question that I was once asked. At the time, I did the best of my ability to work toward my Personal Goal. Now, almost thirty years later, I am still asking my self the same question. How ever, many different things have shaped my life during the last fifteen years.
In the process of earning an Engineering Degree, I had completed my High School and found my way into one of the best Collages in Silicon Valley. I got enrolled in De Anza College. By this time, I was financially unstable and soon enough, I was not able to continue with my education. Therefore, I planned on returning to school when I no longer had any financial instability. It took me many months before I found a career opportunity with high tech.
Company. I now had a job that not only paid great but also put me into a career path that I always have admired. This was a chance of a lifetime. I now had the money and the time to follow up with my long time Goal. How ever, as this stage, I no longer had the same thought or motivation for school. I now had money and therefore, I wanted to have a lifestyle that I always wanted.
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