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84. Going Back to School
It's never too late to learn. Emily Johnson
turned thirty when she decided to go back
college to finish her degree. Ten years had
since she last attended East Los Angeles College.
had been her dream to finish her two
at ELAC and transfer to Cal State L.A.
was not able to finish because she started
. Even though Emily found a good job, she
had the urge to complete her education. After
, what kind of example would she be setting
her daughters by not receiving her degree? Emily
her children to succeed by going to college
getting a better career than she had.
aware of the difficulties of going to school
working and taking care of two daughters. She
herself and accepted the challenge. She went to
during the daytime, and went to class in
evening after taking her daughters to her mother's
. Emily had to maintain this routine for one
in order to transfer. Sure enough, she made
through, and was accepted into Cal State L.A.
's time at the university was slightly more grueling
to community college. She had been studying sociology.
same challenges presented themselves again. Emily had only
her general education classes at community college, and
the focus was in her subject of interest.
passed all her classes with flying colors in
span of two years. It took all her
and will power to finish her education. Emily
her bachelor's degree in sociology. Her daughters would
up to their mother in the years to
and realize that it's never too late to
back to school.