On January 14th, I celebrated one of the best moments of my life. I finally graduated with my Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Relations from Trinity Washington University. My journey as an undergraduate began in the fall semester of 2008. I was not the traditional college student and I had a scarce support system. I had just celebrated my son’s first birthday and I was working as a temp with the desire to secure a fulltime job with DC Government. When my journey began, I had a victim mindset and I finished strong as a thriving survivor. When I reflect on my journey and the process, I realized that my losses were lessons and my setbacks were stepping stones that have helped me develop my strength and perseverance. This accomplishment means more than earning my bachelor’s degree. I am also celebrating my journey to the “other side”, the beautiful process of becoming — blooming, and I give God all the glory.
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