It has taken me awhile to get here, but on December 22, 2016 I finally graduate with my Bachelors of Science. I always get nervous and embarrassed when someone asks me what I do, and I respond that I’m a student also working full-time. I am afraid how they will react because I have been working on this degree on-and-off for ten years. I never seem to do things the way society wants me to, and I feel in doing so, I am looked down upon by some. My mom often reminds me that I’ll be getting a late start in the corporate world, and often makes me feel ashamed for it taking so long for me to get my degree. I always seem to disappoint someone along the way, which is why I am often embarrassed for being 29 and just now getting my degree. But, I shouldn’t be embarrassed. I should feel awesome! And I do, some of the time. I am happy that all my hard work has payed off. I am ecstatic to get that piece of paper that society claims you need in order to be successful. I pray that this piece of paper works the way society claims. I pray that I find a job that I enjoy. However, jobs are slim-picking nowadays. It’s hard not to feel worried that I may end up with a job that I dislike, or that is bottom of the food chain.
So, I am just going to stay as positive as possible, and trust in the universe that something good will come my way. I hope something good comes for all of my fellow classmates. I hope you all know how awesome you are for believing in something, and earning a higher education, no matter how long it takes to get that piece of paper. Keep working hard and stay true to yourselves. You rock!!