Applied for Graduation. So amazing.

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  1. Callie

    Callie Always Dreaming of Disney Magic

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    From college! Eeeek, so excited and yet totally scared to death. I should be graduating in December (I went part time my first semester, so I'm a few classes behind).
    I just have three classes to take this fall, and then I'm finished. I also get credit for my internship this summer

    A little back story on why this means so much.

    I was at a point about 8 years ago, where I didn't think I would ever graduate college, and maybe would have been stuck with a GED too. I always wanted to do this, but I got so sick physically, and went through some rough rough personal times at the ripe age of 10-14.
    I couldn't make it to school, and had to have a teacher come to my house. I finished my first semester of high school with two credits, compared to everyone else's 6 :sick: after needing two operations that fall.

    My mom found me an amazing alternative high school. I was different than everyone else, that is for sure. I worked my butt off, and graduated a year early! (2009 instead of 2010 had I been in a traditional high school). I cried giving my graduation speech.

    Then I set my sites on college, like I always deep down knew would happen. After rocking it out my first semester (straight A's), I enrolled full time. I've passed every class, joined a sorority, moved out on my own. I managed through my rough patches, and had a job this entire time.

    Now its all set to pay off. I know I will cry after my last exam. I WILL walk next May. I want one of those darn graduation outfits (my high school just had us dress up). This summer I get to intern at one of the Worlds Greatest Sporting Venues, a little dream I had before my life spiraled.

    I wouldn't trade this for anything else. I hope I can inspire other people in my shoes that its possible. Hard work pays off.
     
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  3. Handbag Lady

    Handbag Lady Disneyland Bride 2000

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    Without reading what you went through, well, graduating from college is a WONDERFUL feeling. Add to that your trials, and it is time to celebrate you!!!

    CONGRATS!!!!
     
  4. Callie

    Callie Always Dreaming of Disney Magic

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    Thanks. I know that was really long and deep, but I just wanted to put it out there. It was rough. I cannot wait for December!
     
  5. Handbag Lady

    Handbag Lady Disneyland Bride 2000

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    We DO expect a photo of you in your cap and gown!

    I LOVED turning in my grad check. I don't know if that is what they still call it, but it just meant I was so close and nearly done.
     
  6. PizzieDuster

    PizzieDuster DIS Veteran

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    Congrats Callie! Congratulations on a huge accomplishment. Good luck to you and in your future, may you succeed, with a many well wishes, PizzieDuster :wizard: Go get em! :thumbsup2
     
  7. Callie

    Callie Always Dreaming of Disney Magic

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    Mine was just called an Application for Graduation. I met with my adviser to make sure everything was set. Lets hope I pass these 3 classes.
     

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