By: Tory Haynes
Welcome all to 2019! Have you thought about your New Year’s resolutions? Let’s all be honest, did you make a New Year’s resolution this year? I always seem to make one and then forget about it or never follow through. However, this year my resolution is to stick to my resolution and follow through with my 2019 year goals!
Some of you may have some personal goals like hitting the gym more often or creating better eating habits. Others may have a professional goal in mind like getting a promotion or finding a new job that actually excites you. Whatever your resolutions are for the year, I encourage you to reach them and continue to grow! BE YOU and do great things! BUT if you have not thought of one yet, it is never too late! And for those of you who have been lingering in the idea of starting or going back to school, THIS IS YOUR YEAR! Dream of it now: WELCOME 2019, NEW YEAR, NEW ME, NEW DEGREE!
If you are one of the lucky ones who is looking to start back at their education, this is the blog for you! I will discuss the importance of degrees (at all levels), the differences between a Community College and University, and how to get started on this new found resolution. Along the way I will share some personal and professional experiences that may (or may not) help, motivate, guide, etc.. you in the right direction to start and follow through with your educational career. Grab your backpacks because we are going back to school…
Why obtain a degree? Honestly, MONEY. Just kidding, although it is somewhat true, it is not the only reason but those $$$ in your bank account will be thanking you. Obtaining a degree (of any type) is important in pursuing the type of career path and ultimately lifestyle you want to live. What do I mean by that? Well, having a degree helps boost you into a different level of knowledge and experience than those who do not have a degree. In return you may receive a job, whether it is your dream job or not, that pays you well. Let’s have another honest moment here. Whether we like it or not, money controls most things in our life. Rather than having a job that is satisfactory and not using your full potential, why not have a job that challenges you, excites you, and PAYS you better because you put the time, energy, blood, sweat, and tears into pursuing a degree? In my personal experience, the degree I earned has led me to a job that I love but more importantly enables me to support the lifestyle I have always dreamed of. If you are not sold yet, do your research! Look up the types of jobs you would like to have and see what their minimum requirements are. A lot of them will tell you a certain level of education is required. It is all about opportunities, take advantage of them!
So where and how do you do this? Find out next week!