As the month of May comes to an end, College Graduation Season was all around us in which I call Graduation Season. It's almost summer now! On Friday May 12th, I became a Rider University Alumna. It still hasn't hit me that I'm fully an adult on this real world. Trust me, having a babyface has its advantages and disadvantages. When I tell people that I'm done with college and did my full 4 years, their faces light up with shock. It is nothing new at this point. Finally a 21 year old, Ghanaian girl with a degree! I must say my 4 years has been such a journey. I know I'm not the only person that felt that way. One thing I could proclaim is that I learned so much about myself as a person. From my freshman year to my last days of my senior year in college, I have truly bloomed as an individual.
Of course, I have friends who didn't finish with college around the same time as me. Whether they have another semester or another year to do, it is perfectly fine. What I want to say to those who aren't finished with college, all that matters is you finish what you started. Even to my fellow graduates, it is okay to not have everything figured out right now after graduation. Get ready to constantly hear the question "What's Next?". I can't even count how many times I've already heard that. I remember back in my middle school days at North Star Academy when we did the Call & Response. One response goes along the line I will always remember is that "Be the change in the world that I want to see". Every day it is important to remind yourself that you are capable of doing anything even setting how your day will go. Never allow any person to dictate what emotion your day will be radiate around you.
I remember on the day before my graduation, I was going through my computer and my Photo Booth just reflecting on my freshman year to my senior year. Even on graduation day, I made sure I captured my last moments in my dorm room. Who would have thought a girl who almost gave up on college her freshman year due to medical conditions, constantly working at least 2 jobs with taking 6 classes every day for 3 semesters straight, or even away from home for months would finish school on time? I'm highly thankful for the friends I've made along the way, my EOP family I gained and most importantly God for helping me deal with so much. Now I am know for sure whether challenges and obstacles come my way, I will persevere through it all and become even stronger as a person.
With that being said, I'm going to share with you my college experience recap in September. Lol it was an interesting one. Also be ready for my next moves as a recent graduate student. What's Next is for me to make my dreams come true and put actions to my goals.