Today at lunch my final grade posted and instantly my eyes swelled up. I can officially say that I will be graduating Summa Cum Laude from business school along with being a part of four different honor societies: Sigma Beta Delta, Alpha Sigma Lambda, Golden Key, SALUTE. (For my older folks on here, this is the highest honors). There have been so many set backs to this milestone while serving my country either due to the time, stress, career progression or having to wait till I can afford more classes. I've spent so many sleepless nights working late on assignments, spending weekends in, creating a work around to afford school and just like that I'm done and will be graduating debt free from school. Some of you may brush this off but for me this is a huge achievement: I've come from nothing. I was handed nothing in life. I had to work hard for everything that I have. I spent 19 years of my life in the worst place in the South Bronx where I was destined to be a statistic on how I would end up a pregnant teen, in jail, or shot but thanks to the support I have from my mother and brother who have always pushed me to do better I can say I rose above it all. I wanted nothing more but to get out of that place. It's time for me to turn over a new leaf now and business is not where I see my future. Thanks to my family, friends and military mentors at all levels who have pushed me regardless of how jagged I was. Thanks to Kim for pushing me into school when I was still just a little Airman. Thanks to my husband who accepted me and my past with arms wide open and understood why I sacrificed so much for school and bettering myself. My mother who has encouraged me throughout it all, can now officially say she has two children that have finished college.
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