Started my 2nd semester back at college after a year long break just a few short weeks ago. I must say I was so excited to start back after a month off in between semesters. What a long month that was!
Fall Semester was amazing! It was great to make such a comeback and be such a success after so much heartache and things just not working out. I finished the Fall 2008 semester with a 4.o GPA and on the Deans List! What an accomplishment! This is actually the first time in my life I have been able to do that.
I did all of this while working at the same time. I believe what this experience taught me was that sometimes you have to reach your own personal rock bottom to really understand what you are made of and capable of. Also, reaching your rock bottom is not always a bad thing. I believe it took me reaching my rock bottom to realize how good I have it.
So, as I write this blog I am not celebrating the great grades and academic success, while all that is great the celebration is about something that is much deeper than that. it’s about coming from the lowest of lows, picking myself up, dusting myself off and saying to myself “ok this is the life God gave me and I cannot change certain things, all I can do is make the best of them.” I can sit here and feel sorry for myself if I choose or I can stand up and make something of my life-choosing to beat the odds!
That is what I chose to do. If you had told me in August I would make all A’s at the end of the semester I would not have believed you and that was never really the goal either. I just decided to do the best I could and that just happened to be the outcome!
What a gift! I am truly grateful! So you see, dreams do come true