College Essay
· Life is short. Why do you want to spend 5 or 6 years at a particular university or college?

One fact of life that has always been a reality for me is that life is short. I’ve always known that at one point, time would run out. Life is literally a draining hourglass. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for seeing the sunny side of the street, but being the realist I am, I know that I must make the most of the time I have been given. Dreams and aspirations were installed in my very soul from day one of my life. My parents have always encouraged me to make the absolute best with my time. Too many people lose track of what is really important in life. They do not realize that the clock is ticking. It is so important to make the best for the time we have in our lives. Obviously getting married and having a family has always been something I’ve wanted to do, but getting a degree is just as important to me.
My parents were fortunate enough to do well in life without either of them attending college, but they will openly admit that it was unwise for them to dismiss their opportunities to attend college. Even though they have done well, they both wish they would have at least tried to go to college. My parents have taught me that attending college is not just about the great job or beneficial pay that follows graduating. College is about the experience and higher education that is attained after hard work, perseverance and dedication. I personally want to go to college because education is absolutely vital to me. I realize that it will not be easy. College will not be a walk in the park. In fact, it will probably be the most challenging experiences of my life, but it is a challenge I am willing to push myself through to attain the experience. A college education has never been a question for me, even as a young child. I’ve always known that attending college was in the plan. I have definitely learned from the regrets of my parents. By choosing to attend college, and receive higher education, I am choosing more than a career; I’m choosing to push myself to my full potential.

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