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Looking Back: Going Back To School And My Decision Essay

  • Submitted by: brettbob
  • on March 3, 2011
  • Category: English
  • Length: 1,726 words

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Sitting in the counselors office looking through the College guide for the millionth time.
I was real excited, here it is 1987 I am about to graduate and looking forward to continuing my education in college. All my friends finding a real good school or settling for what they could only afford, either Ivy league schools, or the local Community schools.
I wasn’t so sure that I was cut out for the “Local Community College”…I wanted more than that, I wanted the best of the best. But little to my surprise what was to be the stopper…My grades, yea the grades stopped me dead in my tracks, I only dreamed of going forward. But after looking at my grades I knew there was only one choice, the Military.
    Much to my chagrin, I took one day out of the blue. I didn’t even know what, where or why I was driving. I pulled into the Recruiters offices of the military on Limestone Street in Springfield, Ohio. I just pulled the trigger so to say. I pulled in and started at the first office, I was dead set on signing with the first branch, I wanted to “explore all my options”. I needed to be a big grown man here and go back to allow my father to look at the literature available to me, to make a decision of my chosen path. I really loved the idea, going into the Military.
    Ok what were the Pro’s and con’s here. What can I find that will discourage me from doing this, can I come up with a valid solution   for me not going to college, well I chose after a period of time to reflect, the Navy. What was it, well I believe the allure of going to many places and ports that would enhance my life, give me the leadership, life lessons, and culture I would have in my corner to become a great asset to any place I feel free to investigate for a new career path.
    As far back as I can remember I lived in a light, not a real light but a light that I felt that would be placed on me through what I wanted to do in my life and career. Something I could do to make me someone to look up to...

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