I Did It!

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!

~Jen

20 thoughts on “I Did It!

  1. 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!

  2. 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).

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