I'm officially a student again. I have never been more excited than I am now. Even for my math class.
It's so gratifying to know that this time, without a doubt, I will finally walk across that stage and accept my diploma.
I digress. I'm getting ahead of myself. It's going to be a long few years. My family will suffer, my home will suffer, but I'll make up for it, I swear I will.
There are four people who have motivated me to get the job done:
1. My Mom. While co-parenting with our Dad, and a separated family, she graduated from college at the age of 33 and had a successful career in law enforcement. She also managed to be the best mom.
2. My Dad, who, with two small girls, finished college, married my Mom. After that, he finished his Master's degree. My Dad is pretty neat.
3. My sister finished her degree even though we were in the midst of our Mom being sick and then dying. She also just received a promotion (again) and is thriving being a paralegal.
4. My high school friend, Amanda, graduated from college a while back. I was so impressed while following her journey. I think it's awesome that she had to courage and tenacity to finish her degree.
I don't necessarily do things "perfectly" or follow society "rules", but I do have the best family and friends. Thanks to you who have set an example.