Graduation @WaldenU

Wow, what a feat. After all these years, I’ve finally finished college with a Bachelor of Science in Communications.

As I struggled through the quarters, managing my social, professional and student life, it was apparent that I was almost finishing and it would be too late to quit.

Several, MANY years ago, I realized there wasn’t anything I’ve ever accomplished.

I played the piano for 10 years, played the violin and the flute but didn’t do it enough to stick. I figure skated, but only got to an axle jump. I’ve tried out different jobs, but after two years, I’d quit. I got married and decided to get a divorce…the story goes on.

I knew that I had to graduate college not only for my mom, family, Tyler (especially), but REALLY, for me.

This would be my first accomplishment in life. Hoping that this is a jump start to accomplishing many other things in life.

I always felt insecure about not having a degree, people would ask where I went to school and I would feel dumb for saying I didn’t and trying to justify why. Usually I’d blame my early marriage, but we all know the issue was the fact that I couldn’t get it done.

Now of course, no one asks where I went to school. 😛 But it’s okay, I feel confident, fearless and most of all proud.

Though my mom didn’t really seem that excited for me, all these years she would tell me to finish school and I’d just reply, “I am.” I think the whole online concept was weird for her. She quite didn’t understand the online university and I wasn’t about to explain how now. (Do you know how frustrating it is to show her things on her smartphone?)

Anyway, I am blessed to have been given the time and opportunity to finish my studies.

Now I just need to payoff my school loans. :/

Bear? Where are you?

End of Year Party @TiffanysonVine #USCMBA

The school year is over for most but for Bear and I, we are still working towards our degrees. Bear is in school for his MBA, I think he’s the smartest bf I’ve ever had. I am in school for my Bachelor’s Degree. B.S. Communications. I have two more quarters to go and Bear… well… he has 1.5 more years to go. Maybe even two, but I want to round down. The class that is graduating had a party, so everyone in the MBA program was invited. I had just touched down from Vegas and wasn’t in the mood to drink, but I was in the mood for some tacos, which they were serving. I people watched all night while I tried to get Bear to go talk and mingle. He refused. He didn’t want to leave me in the corner with my phone and shoving my face with tacos. Either he thinks someone will sweep me away or he thinks I can’t shoo them away myself. Either way, he stuck to me like glue and wouldn’t network. Well, not as much as he could. His buddies in his class came by and said hello.

I also saw Eugene Lee Yang from BuzzFeed. I was super excited to meet him (went up and introduced myself) and gave him my card asking if there was an opening. 😛 He was nice (or acted really nice) and friendly. Didn’t realize he was a producer… etc. So cool. And he’s Korean. 🙂

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