Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Hats Off to........... Well.............. ME!!!!!!!



After many years of hard work and some years of slacking, I have officially finished my degree!  What a long, strange trip it has been.  I was to be bare foot and pregnant the rest of my life when I found out I was pregnant at 16.  Life was supposed to end.  The principal at my high school told me that I didn't deserve to go to his school.  The co-op teacher told me that the only school I should go to was Horizon (alternative school) because that's the best I would ever become.  Now, I have finished with a Bachelor's in Marketing!  WOOHOO!!!!  I started in 1999 and changed majors 3 different times.  These were not easy changes but drastic changes.  So, this nursing student is now a wannabe sales and marketing lady who would love a chance to get her foot in the door.  I am waiting for business affairs to make sure that I don't owe any money but with financial aid that shouldn't be a problem and then I have to wait six to eight weeks to actually get the hard copy of the diploma.  The only downside is that they only hold one commencement a year and that is in October!  Still, anyone who faces adversity can make it through anything as long as they put their mind into it!

5 comments:

Bridgette said...

Congrats on your degree!!!!

Carrie said...

Congrats on your degree. Matt and his dad will be home until January for sure..maybe longer.

LauraBeth said...

Congratulations, my dear! As a fellow marketing person (advertising major and graphic design minor, if you want to get specific), if you ever have questions or need anything, just send me an email or call (you know Summer has my info!! There are lots of opportunities in the Birmingham area if you're interested in moving (a big step, I know), and I will be glad to help you as much as I can. Again, congrats!!!

The Carrolls said...

Thanks guys!

Lauren said...

Congrats! It is a good feeling...proving them all wrong! I too am a marketing major (and business administration...what can I say, I am an over achiever), and it is a fun field...not that I work in it, but whatever!

Congrats 1000 times over, so glad you stuck to it!