"I know I can. Be what I want to be. If I work hard at it, I'll be where I want to be. ? That is the chorus line to a rap song by popular hip-hop artist, Nas. The song's purpose is to inspire young people and adults alike to the possibility that anything desired can be obtained in life with the help of confidence and hard work. Daily, I listen to this song and remind myself that I must strive to believe in myself and work as hard as I can to do my best in every aspect of my life.
There are many important pieces that fit together to complete my life as a whole. One of the most important parts is my seven-year-old daughter, Jessica. It is my desire to be able to supply all of her needs. The way in which, I feel, I can make this happen is to acquire a well paying job. The road to a well paying job is through education. Because I want to be able to provide a good life for Jessica, I decided to become a University of Phoenix student and obtain my Bachelor's degree.
As a single mother, I am faced with the problem of not having enough time to attend classes, complete assignments and study in addition to catering to Jessica's never-ending needs. I do not have the time I need to successfully complete the Criminal Justice Administration Program requirements in addition to properly taking care of Jessica. To go to college and take care of Jessica simultaneously, I would need an abundance of one thing- time.
Many of the obstacles I face in college have to do with a lack of time. Time is the most important ingredient when it comes to achieving a positive balance of my "school time ? and my "family time. ? First, I would need a class schedule that did not meet too many days per week. University of Phoenix gives me the opportunity to attend classes only one time per week, at the same time giving me full-time student status. My
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Life of Pi Believe the Unbelievable
Life of Pi is intended, so Martel tells us, to make the reader believe in God. This bold, apparently evangelical, premise locates it on a dangerous moral high ground. D.H. Lawrence warned against using the novel as a forum for the author to assert his own moral or religious belief: