An entire decade has passed since I wore a black gown & tossed my hat into the air with the other college graduates.
It seems like only a few years ago that I stood in the hallway waiting to hear the processional music start so we could walk into an auditorium filled with our friends and families.
These ten years have been some of the most amazing in my life. I got married, had a daughter, made friends.. figured out WHO I was.
Many people assume because I don't work that I never went to college. Why would someone who worked so hard to earn a degree not use it? I just smile and ignore them because I do use it. Every day.
That piece of paper reminds me that anything is possible with hard work and determination. That even a girl who got pregnant at 16 only to be a divorced, single mom of two boys before the age of 20 can go to college.
Not everyone has the family support I had. My diploma is also a reminder of just how lucky I am to have the people in my life who love me. I may have been the one who went to the classes, wrote the papers and walked across the stage, but that degree is just as much theirs as mine. I never could have done it without them.
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