5 years ago I was the first in my family to graduate from college. my dream school was UCLA and I never thought in a million years id actually get in, let alone be able to keep up with the brightest of the bright and graduate. I will never forget the day I received my acceptance letter to UCLA, I screamed so loud my grandparents thought someone broke in to the house. and then I met even more remarkable people and made the most amazing memories in my time there. I feel so blessed to be a bruin and that will stick with me forever; being a part of something that is bigger than yourself. when I got in to and graduated from UCLA, that was affirmation of everything I went through to get there was worth it and for a reason. never quit. never doubt yourself. you ARE worth it and you CAN do it. you can do ANYTHING. you can be what you want to be.