I’ll be the first to attest that 37 years old is not old. To be exact, I am 36 years, 3 months, 16 days, 7 days, 45 minutes… AND counting!! Depending upon how you perceive a 1/2 filled cup, rather or not you are an optimist or a pessimist, can be somewhat determined. As opposed to seeing the moment we are born as a moment closer to our date of expiration, I’ve chosen to accept my birth as a step closer to my destination. What destination is that? Why, Destination Greatness of course and please don’t believe for a second that you are not great… You are!
With that said, I’d like to bring you up-to-date via my current situation. As of mid-May, I will once again be an Undergrad Student at Georgia Southern University. I withdrew late Fall 2009, just a few short months after I enrolled. Flashing lights and big city life called out to me… So I abandoned my college career before it truly began.
Atlanta will forever be a part of me. It may always be my favorite city. But no matter where life takes me, all roads lead back home. So here I am, back in my small hometown and dreams of an unfinished accomplishment have danced in my head for far too long. The thought to return became a very strong desire. That desire fueled the drive. I was determined to finish.
Uncertain of if I’ll be accepted for a 2nd time into the University. See, you have to have know at least in brief, a bit of my background: raised by a single mother, survivor of child sexual abuse, teenage pregnancy, high school dropout, GED recipient. I’d never in a million years fathom attending an educational institute beyond tech college. But you’ll never know that no is a no until you’ve dared to believe, if even for just an instance, in the possibility of yes, especially in the face of so much adversity!
Not only was I accepted to attend Fall 2009, I recently received my Letter of Acceptance to attend Spring 2016. I’ll be picking up the ball where I dropped it so to speak. My Major is still the same. I’ll be pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Concentration undetermined. However, I do believe I’d like to put my sights on a double Minor in Spanish and Sociology.
I’m excited about this new chapter in my life. Go Eagles, go!
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