I chose to come to Austin College for several reasons. First off, it is close to home. I live approximately 15 minutes away. Secondly, my family depends on me helping them from time to time. With me being only a few minutes away, I can babysit on a whim or go check on my grandpa when he doesn’t answer the phone for hours. Next, I also chose to come here because the other close option was Grayson County College. Most of the people from my high school class decided to go there and it would be like the thirteenth grade (no thank you). My last reason, which had very little effect, my boyfriend was already here.
One motivation theory that could relate to why I’m here today is the Humanistic Theory. I decided to go to college because I don’t want to be flipping burgers for the rest of my life. Instead, I would like to do something I love and make positive impacts in other people’s lives in the process. Also becoming an elementary teacher would help me become the best version of me because I love kids and crafts.
The second theory is the Incentive Theory. I know that once I’m done with college I’ll have a better life in the long run. Finding a job won’t as hard once I have a degree and the experience I’ll gain while in college. Also the better I do grade wise, the more often my mom and grandpa offer to buy things for me (like gas, clothes, gift cards and snacks).
One way I keep myself motivated is keeping myself super organized. When I can clearly see what I have due everyday, it is easier to check off tasks. Also the more I have checked off, the better I feel about myself. I am constantly reminding myself about getting more scholarships and possibly getting on the Dean’s list.