The other day after hearing me complain about struggling to keep up with my school work and everything else and how tired I was, my daughter asked me why don’t I just quit? I was sitting there asking myself the same thing as I tried to answer her.
When she first approached the subject with me, my initial response was to explain the difference in how much money someone working at a fast food restaurant makes with how much money someone with a college degree makes. This was a simple answer that both my older kids seemed to get. When I asked them if they would rather make $7 an hour or $20 an hour, what do you think they said? So, sure this answered the question for them in a way, but it didn’t really send the message that I wanted. I didn’t want them to see going to college as just something people do to make more money, even though that is probably the truth for some people.
Getting a college education was never something that was stressed to me growing up so it was important to me that I got this right. I want my kids to understand the value of having an education and the bigger reasons why mommy wants to have a college education.
While I have always appreciate the success stories my dad told me (more…)