Many people talk about how unhappy they are in their current jobs. They talk about how they would like to go back to school, how they would like to better their financial and career position in life. They talk, but they do not do anything about it. I was one of those people, but I am not anymore. I am excited to finally go get the education that I know will earn me a better career and better life overall. I am done talking about something and ready to take control of my life and future. I am proud of myself and excited to start working toward a degree and the career of my dreams.
When I look around at friends and family who drive better cars, live in better homes, I used to feel sad. I used to wonder when it would be my turn, yet I was not doing anything about it. I would go to the same job, complain to my co-workers about what I wish I was earning, and more, but I did not do anything about it.
I know that going back to school will require a level of time commitment, but I am ready for it. I know that it will be worth it down the line. I also know that I have supportive friends and family who understand that going back to school will mean that I will not have as much time for them while I am studying. I also know that I will need to be more responsible with my time. I will need to plan out time to study and plan to go to bed earlier so that I am well rested and alert for work and school.
I know that anything worth having in life takes a certain level of time, commitment, and work. I know that I am worth a better career and a better chance at making more money and advancement opportunities. I do not have to be stuck in a job that I am not happy with anymore. I know that things will not happen overnight, I know that there may even be times that all the work will feel overwhelming, but I am excited to challenge myself. I am also excited when I think about what a better education will bring. I am tired of relying on every paycheck to pay my bills. I want to feel like each paycheck can allow me to save, pay bills, and have extra leftover to buy things that I want to buy. I do not want to be a slave to my paycheck anymore. I want my new career to better my life in more noticeable way.
I am also excited to update my resume after I earn my degree. I know people will also look at me differently when I have a degree. I know I will deserve the newly earned respect because school takes hard work and commitment. My future already looks brighter!