An inexpressible rush of emotions wash over me as I think of the last four years. I remember when I first arrived on campus, feeling so inadequate and insecure. The uncertainty of what I was studying was a constant battle as I tried to figure out what I would do with my future.
I'll never forget the constant struggles working on a projects, presentations, and studying for exams all through the night. The determination was fierce, though I felt like giving up many times. I remember developing relationships throughout my college years. Some lasted and others faded. Professors became friends; mistakes became my most valued experiences. The growth in my faith and challenges along the way have shaped the woman that I have become. I wouldn't have chosen any other way.
This is the first time in my life that I do not know what's next. I literally can do anything that I put my mind to. I am no longer a student and grades will no longer define me, as they have for so long. All my life I have been waiting for this moment, and it still does not even seem that it actually happened. It has not hit me yet; that this season in life is over. And as you can probably tell, I'm feeling really nostalgic. I write all of this to say that what ever point in life you are in, don't give up. When it hurts the most, push forward. When there seems like no way around, keep going. Don't let the obstacles of life keep you from achieving your goal. So reach for the moon and don't let anyone tell you that you can't. For these experiences in life can only enrich your life and make you all the wiser.
The difference between your destiny and your distruction is your doubt. -Brian Edmonds