I picked up my cap and gown at Concordia University this afternoon at Grad Fest. Yup!!! After 37 years, I am finally preparing to graduate from college! I am so excited I could spit! 🙂
It might have been the first time I began to have an inkling of what I have accomplished by completing my degree at the age of 55. I stood in line to receive my cap and gown with maybe 40 students, most of whom looked like they were 18 years old (although realistically, they were probably 21 and 22 years old). But I stood there looking at them, listening to them chatter, and I realized, “I’ve done what you’ve done … but I did it while raising four sons, working, participating in my sons’ school events, battling to keep my house out of foreclosure, (losing that battle), moving, …” The list goes on. We all have those lists. And I am not saying that life is easy for these other graduates. They have their lists, too.
But I did it. Or will be doing it on May 5th. Against all odds, I will have earned a college degree!!!! WHOO HOO!!!
Watch out! I might start spitting at any moment!