Here I am at the end of my master's journey. I can't believe it is the end.
It wasn't easy but if it wasn't hard, everyone would do it.
I worked harder than I have ever worked before.
I learned more than I ever imagined I would.
I made new friendships for life.
I laughed...a lot.
I found strength I didn't know I had.
I learned how to believe in myself.
I learned the importance of having a strong community to lean on.
I became a leader.
I did what I thought I could never do...I earned my master's degree!
What does this mean to me? It opens the door for me to be a leader amongst my peers. I have often said, "If I can do this, I can do anything!" I truly believe I have become a better person, teacher, and friend because of this program. Congratulations to all who are graduating in a couple weeks! You have earned it! It is time to celebrate and be proud of all you have accomplished! This is not the end but only the beginning of a new chapter! Good luck and best wishes!