Anyone who knows anything about me knows how much I love and admire Ellen DeGeneres. "Just keep swimming" became words to live by for me when I needed them desperately. School has always been my biggest enemy, and even the closest people to me will never know everything I went through to get here. This became my mantra for when I wanted to give up. These were the words that I told myself when I didn't know how to believe in myself, because I felt that nobody believed in me. For much of my life I struggled to not let the negative words of others define me or defeat me. It's been a tough journey, but I'm stronger than ever now because I never let anyone or anything hold me back. Now, these are the words that I'll wear on my cap when I graduate with honors (Summa cum laude!) this Friday, as a reminder to never give up. For anyone else who may need to hear this: You are stronger than your biggest obstacles and your worst demons.
Thank you to every person who has been supportive and encouraging through everything. You'll never know how much I appreciate you for it.
Next stop: Grad school🎓🎉🐾 "When life gets you down you know what you gotta do? Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming.." ☺️🐟 @theellenshow
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