my story: I am an adult that has returned to college after 12 years. My story is pretty cut and dry. I went to college fresh out of high school but due to a series of unfortunate events I was unable to complete my Bachelor's degree. My father got sick and passed away with cancer. I tried to go back but it was difficult and I wound up getting a job in the insurance industry. I made this job my career and worked my way up for 12 years.
After being in that field for 12 years something was missing. My life was not where I intended it to be. I always wanted to teach. As a way to earn money part time I teach musical theatre and voice lessons. Through these part time gigs I realized that I was missing the completion of my education to be come a teacher. In April of 2012 I decided to take a gamble and apply to college at the age of 33. The downfall of that is that the only aid available are federal loans. As of July 2015 I have been able to maintain a 3.40 GPA as I attend school full time and work part time. This is challenging mentally because let's face it, when you go back to school after so long it's hard as well as the challenges you face financially. Somehow I have been able to survive and still pay my mortgage.
I am determined to complete my education. It is something I know my father would be proud of as well as my mother.
I have just enrolled for August and my financial aid has run out. Because of this I am reaching out to my friends, family and even strangers. I have 1 more semester left and I will finally graduate. I have managed to make this work on my own without having a full time income since Fall 2012.
Providing I can continue to pay for school, my goal for graduation is December 2015 due to student teaching. Any amount you wish to donate will be gladly accepted. You can even donate anonymously. However if you want to contact me send me an email.
Thanks for taking the time to read this.
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