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I dropped out of college in 1980. My parents did not give any encouragement or financial support to attend college when I was young, and I never saw it as very important.
Now, in my late 40's, I am going back to college. It is much more difficult now as I work and am a mother too.
I am torn because I am committed to living in a rural area of Oregon, but I really want my degree. Even with a college degree, there are very few job opportunities available for college educated people. My joice of degree is limited to my job opportunities.
As a parent, I am encougraging and financially helping my oldest son go to college. I know that he will never be able to work here, and he must leave our community to be employed. I struggle to find ways to motivate him to succeed in college and see the value in his education.
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