2 years ago to the day I almost dropped out of school with only a couple of weeks left til graduation. Literally, stared at the page to withdrawal from courses for hours. I thought there was NO way I was going to make it through 6 upper division finals. I went 4 days without sleep and was a wreck. My motto was "who needs a degree, it's just a piece of paper!" 😂 But, I'm so glad I got that piece of paper. When I came across this picture today, my first thought was "I don't know how I made it"...but, that's the wrong thinking. I DID make it. I worked hard for it. Whenever someone asks me what my biggest accomplishment is, this picture comes to mind. Years of working full time, mostly juggling 2 jobs, commuting, sleeping 2-3 hours a night in a pile of books and notes, was FINALLY over! The feeling of walking across that stage will always be one of my favorite memories!