Friday, April 19, 2013

Hard Work DOES Pay Off

I graduated high school in 2009 and since that time, my hospital visits have become a lot more frequent. I started at Maysville Community College in 2009 and when I moved in January 2010, I transferred to St. Charles Community College. It takes most people about two years to graduate from a community college with an associates degree and most decide to continue their education and pursue a bachelors degree. I have been in and out of the hospital several times the past few years and have had to drop classes, have gotten behind, worked extra hard to get caught up, and done everything I could do to make sure I could cross off 'Graduate from College' on my bucket list. When we moved back to Kentucky last May, I found out what classes I would need and how long it would take to graduate. I found out that I could graduate by next spring if I crammed a few extra classes in. Well, after a couple of crazy semesters; in and out of the hospital several times, getting used to 24/7 oxygen, transplant evaluation, and pulmonary rehab, I can officially say that on May 10, 2013, I will be able to cross off 'Graduate from College'.
I am so happy with myself and although it is just as Associates degree, no one knows how hard I have worked for this. I have taken piles of classes, worked extremely hard when I felt good and when I didn't, and done everything in my power to accomplish this goal.
I want to give a special thank you to my advisor, Wendy Noble. She has worked with me to make sure I have everything done in time for graduation. She has been amazing to work with and has really helped me through this semester.
See ya at graduation!!!


  1. This is awesome news Katie, Congratulations!

  2. That is GREAT news, congrats!!!

  3. There is NO such thing as "JUST" an Associates Degree!! It's all tough and requires dedication and hard work. So very proud of you!! Awesome accomplishment!