Re-entry petition Essay

“Two roads diverged in a yellow wood…,” so begins Robert Frost’s Road Less Travelled.

  I have reached my own crossroads in life, specifically when I decided to forego completing my education in this course to try out something else.  Having seen the alternative, I have decided that this course is in line with my career goals and personal strengths.  At the time I made my decision, I had convinced myself that the only way that I could move forward in life and in my career was to see how far I could go down one road.  I was at a point in my life where I felt that time was one my side and my youthful exuberance could get me through it all.

  I am not saying that I failed in my endeavor but rather that I decided that completing this course would be the most optimal use of my time and abilities.I have never been one to back down in the face of a challenge.  In life, I have overcome several things through hard work and determination; more often than not this effort has paid off.  I have come to realize, however, that there are times when hard work might not be enough.  I realized that there is a need to synchronize my interests with my efforts.  This is why I have used the time off to prepare for my future by earning the required credits and improving my GPA at junior college.  During this time, I feel that I have not only improved my academic standing but have also grown more mature with a different perspective on life.

  I am confident when I say that I am now a very good student who understands just how much hard work and effort is needed to become successful in today’s world.  I know that there are sacrifices to be made and that this window of opportunity is fast closing.  It is for this reason that I am submitting this appeal for re-entry.The pursuit of one’s goals and dreams are journeys that oftentimes take a lifetime to accomplish.  There are those who reach the end of their lives not accomplishing what they wanted to do because they were either too intimidated by the prospect of even embarking on such a quest or they did not have the right opportunities in life.  Yet, there comes a certain point in one’s life when one must make a firm decision, a commitment to something much more than one’s own personal goals.  Oftentimes, this means sacrificing one for the other.  There are those, however, who are lucky enough to have their own personal goals and that pursuit for higher objectives converge.

  As such, I hope to be one of those who are given the chance to pursue their personal goals as well.

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