Monday, June 1, 2015
Graduation: Associate of Arts Degree...
I did it! I officially graduated from my community college with my Associate of Arts.
On May 15th I walked across the stage at commencement with a bright smile. It took three years and a lot of work, but I am so proud of myself and incredibly thankful. There was a time when I did not know if my health would be well enough to go to college. Yet, here I am. My health is in such a good place and I have completed one of my first major academic goals. I am also incredibly thankful for the support of my family and friends, as well as the campus faculty and staff. I may have been the one enrolled in classes, learning, studying, and taking tests, but I know that I could not have done as well as I did without such an amazing support network.
It is amazing to think how much I have learned, how I have grown, and how life has changed since that first blog post I wrote about my very first day of college back in 2012. That is one of the incredible things about keeping a blog. Even when I do not write for awhile this space is still a way for me to document my life and share it with others. It is amazing when I take time to reflect back that this blog provides a way to visually see elements of how much I have grown.
I am not the same person that I was when I first began college. I have grown in more ways than I ever thought possible since that first day I got lost on campus trying to find my classes. I am really excited about the lessons I have learned, the connections I have made, and the woman I have become these past three years. It is amazing how much you really do change and grow in this stage of life.
This fall I will begin a new adventure at a larger university. I will be living on campus and starting work on my Bachelor's degree. I imagine that I will write about my first day at the larger university and that I will one day look back at that post with amazement too. I am excited for new classes, learning a new campus, and all of the incredible opportunities I will have to grow. Life is truly an adventure.