Today is the day……My Graduation from College. Who would have thought? I remember envisioning this day and all the emotions that would come with it. However, I never imagined that it would come with these emotions. I’m not sure what they are yet…. maybe it hasn’t hit me yet?
It has been quite a journey, even though I probably took twice as long as the average student. The last four years have done some amazing things for me along with a lot of growing. I worked three different jobs continuously over the last two years and my home and school life is anything but “Normal”. I’m a single parent doing my best to make every performance, every parade at school, every Christmas program, and being there to walk her into her “Big Kindergarten School” every morning. I am so thankful for the amazing teachers that have touched my life and always understood and done anything they could to help. Cheers to the countless late nights and projects that were done under crunch time. Oh how many times I wanted to throw in the towel and just succumb to the tears. Cheers to the many tears shed not knowing if I was doing the right thing or what I was supposed to be doing. Cheers to my parents, who no matter the day or time where there for me. To my Mom, who would pick me up along with all of the pieces during those tearful nights and tell me that everything would be okay. Cheers to discovering a passion that was buried deep downside and to learning about myself all over again.
College not only gave me an education, it gave me a dream and a new meaning to life. I am immensely thankful for the amazing people I have met on the journey; The ones that I cannot thank enough for the support they have given me along the way. To the awesome friendships that I have developed and to my old friends (more like “family”) who rooted for me no matter how often or how little we spoke. I thank each and every one of you.
Today starts a new day, but on the other hand not at all. I am not quite ready to leave Aggieland just yet, and I have some more growing to do. Graduate school is calling my name. I simply did it. I finally accomplished a Major goal that I set for myself. I finished one semester later than I wanted, but hey I could not pass up the internship of a life time!
While some people may not think that Graduation is a big deal, that is okay. Everyone has their own story and this is mine. Everyone has hardships and tribulations. I would just like to give myself a little pat on the back. I have been at rock bottom and slowly but surely crawled my way back up to where I am today. I still have a long way to go to get where I want to be, but I know I can get there. I have made it this far, nothing is going to stop me now.
To everyone else graduating today, Congrats! To the rest of the students, hang in there. Finishing is possible, it just takes time.
As always spread some love, we always can use some more love in this big ol’ thing called Life.