I finally received my diploma!
And looky-here! I graduated with honors :)
It only took me 15 years! Hopefully now I can stop having those dreams about having to go back to high school to finish that last class that I didn't take so I can graduate; Or searching for my locker on the first day of school and then not having the combination; Or the one where I don't know what classes I'm supposed to be in or where to go. Do you see a theme here? I definitely feel a lot of relief about finally having a degree!
The best part is that I know how proud my Mom would be that I finally finished. She always reminded me that I had the potential and I know she was probably frustrated with me for not taking college very serious when I was younger. I don't regret all the fun and work experience I had over the years, but the one thing I do regret is that my Mom was not alive to see me finish. She was definitely one of my huge motivators for finishing and also for finally figuring out what I wanted to major in.
So what's next? Well I am not 100% sure I will be walking the stage, which kind of bums me out. At least it is because of a joyous reason! I'm hoping this baby boy will be early like Fletch. I have no problem wobbling my way across the stage, with or without a baby in my belly though.
I don't plan to teach right away because I plan to stay home with baby boy, like I did with Fletch. I am also considering getting my Masters in Learning Disabilities. When I took Psychology of Individuals with Disabilities, I really felt a connection to my Mom and knowing I can use art as a method of reaching students with learning disabilities. We will have to see how my schedule with baby and our finances can handle that idea. I'm not quite ready to get started right away anyway. I just want to bask in the glory of reaching the finish line.