February 23, 2014
As I walk down the aisle at commencement at Southern New Hampshire University, I know there will be a handful of people that will join me on this day. I’m sure there will be some tears shed and huge smiles on their faces as I accept my diploma.
I know without a shadow of a doubt that my mother, my two amazing children, my grandmother, God willing she is still alive, and my best friend will all be there to join me in my accomplishment. I know that my mother and my grandmother will shed tears of joy as I accept my diploma. My children, although will not fully understand the importance of this day for their mother, they will undoubtedly be proud of me. My best friend will be proud that I have been able to accomplish something that I have been fighting for years to do. I’m sure there may even be some jealousy from my mother and best friend, as neither of them have graduated college. Although on this day, I’m sure I will be happy and proud of myself for completing college, I will also be sad that there are people that I wanted to join me that either can’t or won’t. The one person who I had hoped would always be by my side and have my back no matter what, will not be there to join in the festivities of my accomplishment.
At this point in my life, I’m sure I have overcome many obstacles that should have kept me from obtaining this long time goal. I will accept everything that has happened in my past and take this degree and start the next chapter in my life.