Before I go any further, it’s important to say that in no way am I finished yet. I still have another year, maybe even more before I’m finally finished my education. With that being said, I honestly can’t believe I’m graduating tomorrow!
If someone had of told me five years ago that I would have a degree, I would have laughed at them. Not because I didn’t believe in myself or from a lack of academic abilities, but because it always seemed so far away, so distant into the future that it looked utterly unobtainable. So my years went by, earning a certificate twice from O’Fiaich college and finally entering DKIT through an advanced entry program that put me in the second year of my chosen course. I thought to myself that the ‘big one’ was still so far away that I would never see it.
The second year came and went in the blink of an eye and now I was in my final year. One more year and I’d have it, a degree, my Bachelor of the Arts title. As quick as a breath it flew by, just like the three years previous to it. Now it’s tomorrow, as if all of a sudden, like a surprise almost.
Now I look back and think how far away it all seems now, that thought of sheer distance I had experienced in O’Fiaich. I feel like I’ve been on a journey, a really long journey that has changed me, for the better of course. I feel stronger; as a person, as a practitioner of Creative Media and as a member of society. The hard part is over. I’ve made it.
The way I feel now I can tackle any and all challenges that come my way, knowing I’ve made it this far, through my own effort and with the help of those I love. It was hard and it was tough, it was fun and it was exciting. I’ve cried and I’ve laughed, I’ve shouted and I’ve roared and all of it adds up to one thing: Tomorrow.
I can safely say, I’ve earned my degree and I’ll earn the next one too! Thank you to everyone who has helped me get this far, even the WordPress community! Your feedback and comments, likes and all the rest have been a major help in getting me this far!
Expect to see many photos of my dapper self in the morrow!
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