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What A Degree Means To Me. Essay

  • Submitted by: jlaudan
  • on February 26, 2011
  • Category: College Admissions
  • Length: 705 words

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What Achieving A Degree Means to Me

When I was in High School I was interested in Physical Therapy,   I even went so far as to get information on Physical Therapy programs at TWU, and Mary Hardin Baylor.   I feel that my natural interest was in this area.   I started out at Navarro College, Corsicana, Texas and was going to get my basics and then try to get accepted in a Physical Therapy Program.

However, through a series of events I ended up going to Dallas, Texas and looking into a Court Reporting Program and decided to become a Court Reporter.   I moved to Alvin, Texas and entered the Court Reporting Program at Alvin Community College.   My natural interest was not in Court Reporting and I did not enjoy the Program at all, and I finally ended up leaving the program and going to work in Houston, Texas.

After another series of events I ended up back in Corsicana and entered into a franchise agreement with Curves For Women.   While working with women of all ages I began to realize how much I enjoyed helping women with particular health issues to get back on their feet.   I even had some doctors recommend their patients to come to our facility to rehab after certain illnesses or surgeries.   Another area I realized I had natural interest in is working with seniors.   Helping them regain strength and become more mobile was very encouraging and rewarding.

Through a series of events including the birth of my second child and a failed marriage I ended up losing the business.   At this time I had two children, the total responsibility for them and no way to make a decent living for them.   During this time I took an aptitude test that indicated my interest in Occupational Therapy.   I began immediately to figure out how I could get into school and obtain a certification where I can make a decent living and fulfill my dream of helping other people.

To become an Occupational Therapist will have a great impact upon my life and the lives of my two children.   I will be...

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