Now a days, many college students are taking a lot longer to graduate then the expected 4 years. Its more common to go to graduate school after getting your bachelors, and it almost seems as though its weird if someone doesn’t go to graduate school afterward. But it can be a tough road because of the pressure put on college students. I know personally that when I was reading the textbook we have, in the first couple pages, I related so much to the push and pull of motivation. No one is forcing me to go through school and take a full class load and stretch myself out, but I am because I am internally motivated to finish. After being in college for a year and a half, I decided to change my major, which in return, pushed me back. But, transferring from my county college also pushed me back a little bit more. I still should have almost three years to go because of all of those reasons, but now I only have a year and a half and will be graduating with two bachelors, because of being that motivated. I constantly sound like the little engine that could, repeating over and over again “I think I can, I think I can…”, but changing it to “I know I can, I know I can…”.
"Once I'm done with kindergarten, I'm going to find me a wife." -Tom, 5 years old
My motivation also comes from being in the classroom. All of the education program involves observations and fieldwork, which means that you are in the classroom observing and working with the children for a certain amount of hours. Being in a classroom two to three times a week is defiantly a huge factor for me and probably my biggest motivation currently. I am so ready to be able to teach children, and make a difference in many of their lives, that I take on all that I do, so I can get to my goal quicker. I don’t let negative things that people say differ me from pursuing what I want to do with my life.