I am now officially a High School graduate. I don’t feel much different, but I am different. How? I don’t have to spend all those ridiculous hours in school anymore. So I have a diploma now. Does anyone really care? No one seems to care if you get a diploma but everyone seems to have an opinion if you don’t. Really a diploma is simply proof that you endured years of gruelling prison of the mind.
Will I become something in this world? I hope so? Knowing I accomplished what many questioned I could, is quite rewarding. I remember the times I didn’t think I would get the thumbs up to graduate and yet here I am. Many times I ask myself was it worth it? I guess everything is worth finishing if you started it. If you finish you at least feel accomplishment . If you don’t, you just wonder if you should have, and get weighed down with self doubt. I am sure I already carry enough self doubt I don’t need to add any more.
Getting on the next road is a bit overwhelming but I am so ready for an adventure. I am so tired of the same old surroundings, same old routine, I could scream. I might scream anyway, but I scream from excitement not frustration.
Thankfully I am surrounded by individuals who guide and motivate me. Jehovah is with me, with my family, my team, and my friends, and “I will lack nothing “, (Psalm 23:1). My life is full. I am grateful for the dedication of my parents and for the patience and forgiveness of my siblings. Your belief in me has lifted me when otherwise I would have crumbled at the daunting task of living with this disability.
I thank my dog, Barris for giving me joy and calmness over the past 3 years.
I would also like to thank my Grandparents who continue to encourage me. I love you.
To Kayleigh, I owe so much to you. Without your perseverance and belief in me I would have never been able to venture outside of family to help in the Hindi field. I am starting to believe many things are possible.
I am not sure all of you who comment on my blog understand how much you have meant to me. All of you encourage me to keep writing even when I am not into it.
Graduation is certainly not the end. To quote a famous Chinese Proverb, “A journey of a 1000 miles begins with a single step”.
Here is to the next step…………
Yahoo!!! (Pretend I threw my cowboy hat in the air.)