Friday, January 27, 2012

On finally getting my Degree.

I finally have it. After two months, I finally got my B.Comm Degree.

University Logo

It was actually quite sad for me to go fetch the degree, since I had to go wait for my family to finish another engagement. So as I sat in the student center, eating probably my last DCM Bar-One Mighty Muffin, I got to recollect all the time I'd spent on campus.

Although I can't say I'm bitter, I feel a little wistful when I think back. Because although I loved certain aspects of my life as a student, more or less half the time I'd spent studying was less than wonderful, because I'd effectively been trapped into doing something that I steadily grew to hate. Twice.

Still, I know that I had some wonderful times and that I'll miss my time as a student and that God had His reasons for letting me go through the tough times.

So I was sad to say farewell to my campus. Its sensations, sights, tastes, sounds and smells. Things that make up part of what used to be my home.

As I left, I thought I might one day return (there's a linguistics degree that might have my name on it), but it wouldn't be the same. I'll never again look around in class, excited and a little disbelieving that I'm there.

On the other hand, I now have the piece of paper that proves that I stuck through more than my fair share of sometimes hellish years. And I have the rest of my life stretching out in front of me.

And I am determined that I will follow my dreams and become what I want. Never again will I let people form my identity unless it's on my terms.

So here I am, in my bedroom, staring into my future, grateful to God and my family, excited, and a little disbelieving that I'm  here.


Rachel Morgan said...

Congratulations on getting it! Were you at Stellenbosch? When I clicked on the source for that image it took me to a Stellenbosch page. It's a lovely student town there :-)

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Susan Kane said...

Huzzah! I recall when you were betwixt and between going back to school to finish your degree. Congratulations!

Cherie Reich said...

Congratulations on getting your degree!

Claudia Moser said...

Congratulations, happy for you!

The Golden Eagle said...

Congratulations on your degree!

SunnyToast said...

Congratulations! such a milestone!

Steph Schmidt said...

Con-freaking-grad-holy crap-lations! Will you walk in a ceremony later? Have you picked out a frame yet?

Margo Kelly said...

Yup - FRAME IT - and hang it up where you can pat yourself on the back and say, "Way to Go, Genius!" :)

Matthew MacNish said...

I could've sworn I already followed your blog. Oh well, I've fixed it now.