Through the last four years of high school, I have learned much about myself and the reality of life. High school prepares a person for the rest of his/her life, and going by the last few years, I feel that I am ready to make my mark on the world. Not only has high school played a significant role in shaping my attitude and goals towards life but also life experience itself. Entering the college of Mount Saint Vincent as a freshman, I have several educational goals as a starting point for the years of study that lie ahead. These include, building a solid basis for a career in Nursing, advancing my ability in the field, and improving each of these will help me during the years following graduation.
High school has played a definite role in determining my goals and career objectives. However, my personal life experience played the major role. My personal career objective is to become a Nurse, and help those facing terrible and many times terminal deceases. I have encountered many difficult situations in my life; this is the reason of my vigorous need to help others. As a student I understand the importance of having an education. Living in a shelter for the past 2 years and a half, and being raised by a single mother makes it a lot more challenging and meaningful to succeed in a higher education and life. However, these facts of my life have given me the strength and personality I enclosed. My own life experiences have helped make it easier to obtain the levels of achievement I want to reach in school. This makes pursuing my goals more important and significant.
As for my educational goals I must emphasize my longing and deep desire to obtain as much knowledge as I can. All knowledge that I might gain is contributory to the main piece of knowledge I seek. There are three main categories of things that can be gained in a life experience. We can gain materially, gain in our personality, and gain knowledge.