Happy Blogcember Day 14!
Today I walked down the stage for graduation. This is officially my “season,” a new chapter in my life. I’ve been counting down this day for literally 8 months, I even had a countdown in my phone! If you read my post about almost dropping out of grad school, you know how I felt about it. This past year and a half has been a huge transitionary period for me and I experienced so many ups and downs. I’m in the best mental state of my life, the best physical shape of my life, and it seems as if everything is improving. I have grown so much and have learned so much about myself.
Grad school was a hard time for me, because though I am grateful for the opportunities I received I can’t say I enjoyed every minute of it. I’m so thankful for the people that supported me, helped me, and pushed me through Grad school as well as to pursue my dreams. After telling my mentors and peers my plan it was a huge weight off my shoulders. All of them were supportive and it was such a relief to not have to lie about my future career anymore.
A lot of people have a hard time understanding my journey, especially my family, but I always remind myself that this is my journey, no one else’s. I know who I am, I know the work I do and am willing to put in, I know what I want, and I will do what it takes to get there.
So I just also want to say (again), do what makes you happy. Do not let society tell you what you have to do. The lifestyle you want is possible. Just work hard, don’t listen to the negativity, and never give up!
Here are some photos!