Sometimes during my college career I would feel embarrassed that I would be 30-years-old when graduation came and just be getting my bachelor’s degree. When I first went off to college at 18-20 years old, I didn’t understand how there were “old” people in my classes - I thought something was wrong with them, they must have made bad life decisions. Well that’s what I get for having those thoughts because here I am, now, the old person Instead of finishing college like I “should have” eight years ago, I joined the military. Although I decided to not make a career of it, I wouldn’t change that time for anything else. It helped me gain confidence and shape me into the woman I am today.
The majority of the time when looking at my life though, I couldn’t be more proud of myself for finally sticking to something and accomplishing a goal that only 33% of our country has done. I was accepted to an amazing school and have met wonderful people. My last few years in college have been difficult, but rewarding. I have learned that I don’t have to be perfect (hello ‘C’ in statistics!), and that there’s no set timeline I HAVE to follow - it’s never too late to keep pushing for my goals.
After all this time, I have finally discovered where my heart is, and what I feel God’s plan for my life is. The next 7-9 months will be excruciating as I wait to find out if I’m accepted into grad school, but I’m okay with the wait because it’s all in His time.
Thanks to everyone who has helped push me along the way, my friends and family, who have listened to me whine about “I don’t know what to do with my life!” - you know who you are! And especially to my husband, Lee, who never stopped believing in or supporting me.
Whooo hooo! Go Class of ‘18 Aggies!
P.S. Okay, now who wants to hire me???!
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