Saturday, February 28, 2015
It's Really Official Now...
January greeted me with immense joy that quickly transitioned into gut wrenching anguish. Due to a financial aid issue, I was told that I would not be able to participate in commencement activities because I had too many credits that still needed to be completed. I followed any and every avenue I knew to take to create a different outcome, but to no avail there was no different resolution. At the time, there were no words I knew within my vocabulary to clearly communicate the ache my heart felt. Honestly, the ache reached all the way to my soul. The pain was intense because I knew I did my part and have been working so hard. I had to share with my family who begun making plans to come to Tulsa to cancel those plans but I couldn't do it without tears. Still not happy with the decision, I started the process of internally coming to terms with things and creating new plans.
One conversation lead to another conversation and a special petition was submitted by my department head and signed off on by a special committee; so, after two months of an emotional roller coaster, it is official, #iamgraduating! I will have to take two summer school classes that begin and end in May, so I won't be officially completed my undergrad program until then but I'm ok with that. May 1st and 2nd will be days of celebration, joy and reflection. You have been a part of this journey with me and I hope that you are able to participate in the festivities in some capacity.
Posted by Paxton's Mama at 10:57 PM