I graduated in high school in 2009. I went on to college that August and in September, my whirlwind of hospital stays and health problems began and have yet to let up. Four years later, here I am! I am a graduate of Maysville Community and Technical College with an Associate in Arts degree. I was feeling down about two weeks ago because it feels like most everyone that I graduated with is graduating with the bachelors degrees this year or are moving on to bigger and better things such as med school. But, then I took a second and realized, all of our paths are different. Nobody that I graduated with has dealt with what I have the past four years and I haven't dealt with what they have either. We are on our own roads and my road has finally led me to receiving my degree! I have worked SO hard for this degree. There have been teachers who haven't understood, ones that have worked with me to help me through, tons of make up work, tons of missed work, and my advisor that I have been so blessed with to help me get through it all.
My advisor, Wendy Noble, has been my rock this past semester. She has been there for me, fought for me, helped me, talked me through problems, and walked with me every step of the way. I don't know how I got so lucky to have such an amazing advisor, but she is honestly one of a kind. Thank you Mrs. Noble!!!
I am going to leave you with this. Never give up. You can do whatever you set your mind to. I have been through everything to get this degree that would normally only take two years but here I am four years later and I am beyond happy. "I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me" Philippians 4:13