Hi, friends! Happy Sunday!
Yesterday, I graduated with my Master’s Degree!
It was the perfect day!
Ironically 12 years ago today (4 days after giving birth to Liz), I graduated with my Bachelor’s Degree.
Then, I had another baby within 16 months, so my Master’s Degree was put on hold.
Finally, 18 months ago I decided to bite the bullet and go back to college to get my Master’s!
I’d be lying if I said I never wanted to give up! There were many times I thought I couldn’t do it.
I was 33, a wife, mom, 8th grade math teacher, and coach.
Also during this time I lost my dad, my mother in-law got diagnosed with cancer, and my daughter (and nephew) were diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.
But you know what?!? I never gave up!
I persevered and yesterday all of that hard work paid off!
It was a wonderful day! Thank you SO much to all my family and friends that reminded me that I could do this and for your unending love and support!
Also, thanks to everyone that sent congratulations and well wishes yesterday. My heart was full!
P. S. I know my dad was my biggest cheerleader in heaven.
Now, cue the pictures:
I couldn’t of done it without these girls:
Especially this one:
The graduation ceremony was quick and easy! It only lasted a little over an hour and we had a good guest speaker.
A quote I will take from it is, “If you want to be seen, stand up. If you want to be heard, speak up. If you want to be respected, shut up.”
I thought this was great!
My family is always my rock. I’m so glad my mom, sister, nephew, and Nini drove the 2 hours to see me graduate. I am blessed with the best!
20 thoughts on “I Did It!”
I am so proud of you. You have worked so hard. Love you
Oh, Jen, I am SO proud of you! I almost started crying as I read all that has gone on in the past year while you have been working towards your masters. You are amazing!
Thank you! It’s been challenging, that’s for sure. So glad to be done!
So proud of you, friend!!
Such an accomplishment and you have been through so much in 18 months. So proud of you!
Congrats! Looks like you have a nice group of friends there. What subject is your masters in?
Thank you! I did Educational Leadership, so I could be a principal one day. 🙂
How exciting and such a great and wonderful accomplishment! That is HUGE! I am so happy for your and now enjoy all that time without homework!
Thank you! It won’t set in until I don’t have homework anymore on the weekends.
Congratulations!! I can just see the joy and pride shining through in these pictures!
WooHoo!!!! So exciting!! Congratulations!!! =)
Congratulations! I know that took a lot of hard work and effort. (Though I got my Master’s degree right away following my bachelor’s before getting married and having kids).