When I was a little girl I attended a graduation ceremony that prepped me for this very moment when the program director placed my academic hood on my shoulders. Even as a young girl I noticed the prestige that graduate level candidates received during each ceremony, and the symbolism of the academic hood. I remember turning to my mother and telling her that one day that would be me. Of course my mother laughed, patted me on the shoulder, and told me I could do anything I wanted to do… and I did.
On June 20th, 2015 I walked across the stage as one of only 5 other MBA graduate students, and 1 of 2 who graduated with high honors. I almost didn’t want to go to my graduation since I had completed the program mid September the previous year (my school only holds one graduation a year). But I’m glad I did.
The magnitude of the accomplishment didn’t hit me until I stood backstage, holding the academic hood in my right hand. Memories of watching others before me clouded my mind as I realized I had accomplished a childhood dream. Today was the day that I proved to myself that I really could achieve anything I put my mind to- and get a 3.93 while doing it. Currently thinking of my next goals… and of course they have to do with VeeValentine.com.