It's been three weeks since I posted, which is never the intention for a blogger who just launched her new blog. But it's been a CRAY three weeks. And I mean, crazy.
I remember halfway through the semester, when I thought I was going to have to drop the LAST class I needed for graduation, I had a meeting with my disability advisor. I told her I would rather fail trying than give up so close to earning my degree. Today we are 10 days away from graduation. I am one test away from my Associate's degree. And I am one summer away from finishing my undergrad at BYU-I.
"But behold, I, Nephi, will show unto you that the tender mercies of the Lord are over all those whom he hath chosen, because of their faith, to make them mighty even unto the power of deliverance.
In 10 days, I will put on my cap and gown. I will receive my honors card. I will put my Phi Theta Kappa honor stole on. The stole that I have earned with a lot of hard work, tears, exhaustion, and sweat. I will walk the stage. I will hear my name. I will graduate magna cum laude.
It doesn't feel real, but it is.
The best part is that this wasn't handed to me.
No did my homework for me. No one took a test for me or wrote a paper for me. No one went to class for me.
I did not skip class one single time. I missed one assignment in 60 credit hours because I thought it was due 24 hours later. I did not cheat one single time. I did not plagiarize.
And so, knowing, that I truly earned this degree and that the diploma I will receive truly belongs to me, and was not given to me out of grace; that there wasn't an exception made for me; that I did this...
It's pretty much the most incredible feeling in the world. I'm going to graduate with 3.77/4.0 GPA. I'm going to continue to rock my education at BYU-I. I'm going to take on the world. I am proud of myself. I believe in myself. The best is yet to come, and I can't wait to see what the future holds!