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My Return

  • Date Submitted: 05/18/2011 10:43 PM
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My Return
      Kristen Laughlin
      ENG 121
      Joan Golding
      January 24, 2011

      I honestly never thought that I would ever go back to college after I had already graduated from college once before. As everyone already knows, nothing ever goes as planned. Times change, things get tougher, and sometimes we have to do something that we may not exactly be ready for. In this situation, most people resort to returning to school to further their education to better themselves so they can get better paying jobs. Returning to school is the best decision anyone could ever make.
I had spent all summer preparing for the most important time of my life. I was so excited to move out and go to college to earn my degree in massage therapy. Getting my license meant that I would be able to get a job in a spa or clinic and be able to make people feel better. This is what I wanted to do with my life and I was taking the right steps to enhance my future. Tuition and money was all squared away, my apartment was ready and so was I. I left in mid-September and the next chapter of my life was underway.
After moving into my apartment, the real journey had started. I spent the next nine months in class and studying around the clock. I was doing everything I could to make sure that I did my best and got the grades I knew I was capable of. With the support of my family, friends, and fellow classmates, there was no doubt in my mind that I was going to pass. In order to receive my license I had to pass my classes in school, which I did with straight A’s, but I also had to pass my state board exam. This test would determine whether or not I would be allowed to get my license to practice massage therapy.
The day had come to take the state board exam and I was very nervous. I had been studying for three months and now all my hard work was hopefully going to pay off. I was shaking, my pulse was racing the entire time, and it was the most terrifying time of my life. After...


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