Why Education Is Important To Me & My FamilyFebruary 11, 2019 [Sarina Jain]
Education was always a priority in my family.
Now that I’m a mother, I’m so grateful that my family took it so seriously. Education is always on my mind and I’m happy to pass along the same values to my two beautiful girls. I want to make sure they have the best chances to be successful in life.
I want to be able to give my kids all the education possible — in life, in school, in dance & fitness. I want my two girls to be able to stand on their own two feet without having to rely on anyone to survive. I believe with education, this will take them very far in life!
Being Asian, I grew up in a household where education was the #1 topic to be discussed. Good grades were important, of course, but it was really important to my father that my sister and I had a good education to support us later in life. My father was the first to graduate with a college degree in his family, and he wanted the same (and more) for his daughters.
Education was super important for us growing up in the US. My father was a big believer that we can achieve anything as long as we are educated. That college degree can take you far in life! He came to this country for a better life and the opportunities it has to offer. After he came to the US, my father brought my mom over and made the US their home. My dad definitely stood by our side to make sure my sister and I achieved the highest education that we wanted to get.
My sister and I had a natural trust to learn but we could’ve used a little extra help while we were getting ready for college. That extra support would’ve really helped us out when we had questions or felt stressed out.
I’m so happy that these days there are different programs that offer guidance for both kids and parents as they prepare for various tests to get into colleges. My 16-year-cousin has recently enrolled with one such institution to prep for college and there are so many benefits that I didn’t get when I was her age. I love that they work with your individual needs and work with you and your family as a team! They will definitely go above and beyond for your needs (it’s like having a personal coach!) and give you personalized instructions and motivation to keep going.
That’s a major problem for students who need that motivation to keep going. Some people aren’t as strong in some subjects and need a little help. And when they don’t get the help they need, they get discouraged and give up. I was lucky to have my father as a motivational coach! But not everyone is that lucky.
Making sure that I had the right education growing up was important because it taught me that it’s not OK to give up on your dreams. It’s not about becoming a doctor or an engineer (unless you want to). It’s about knowing that you can do anything you want in this life!
I believe many opportunities come along with the right education and the right guidance. Just a basic college degree doesn’t seem to be enough these days. My 16-year-old. cousin has aspirations to beyond just college. She’s already thinking about her masters. That’s not to say that you can’t achieve what you want to achieve without a masters. It’s all about mindset and what you want in life. Just know that a college education and any education higher than that (if you desire) is doable with the right guidance.
Your dream life is possible! There’s no point in giving up on your dreams. You can be whatever you want. Whether you want to start a business like me or work for your dream company, it’s all possible! But know that it starts with education!