I actually did it… If you read my book, you would think that I wouldn’t have made it. I still believed in Rudy who said that I would drop out and take a big opportunity and become wealthy and famous. I still believe in that, but I also believe that as human beings, we can change our destinies based on the decisions that we make on a daily basis. In college, I had many humbling experiences that would change my outlook on life. I would slave over classwork that didn’t promote the principles that I needed. The education system that we all go through promotes conformity and not thinking for oneself. But, nowadays college is the requirement to even make money. I hated it because I had to mute my creativity as I put my nose to the grindstone. I remember pulling all nighters writing papers that my professor would still give me a C grade on. There were many hard times that I experienced this last semester.
I was consumed with depression because the bars would be full of people going a completely different route and my weeks were full of studying for exams that wouldn’t get me anywhere near my dream job. I always had the hope in the back of my head that Rudy was right and that I would pursue something bigger than myself. I thought to myself, “It’s coming. It’s coming.” on a daily basis. Last week I had a final that was going to give me a run for my money. I hadn’t done well on the first two Meteorology exams and the final was coming up. I thought to myself, “Maybe Rudy was right. Maybe I won’t pass this.” This is what made me act of character. I prayed and I prayed. I studied and I studied. After the exam, I didn’t even celebrate. I didn’t even enjoy my graduation ceremonies, because in my head, I didn’t think I passed the final. On Tuesday, I checked my grade on the exam and I had passed. I had graduated. I had taken 17 credits and graduated on time. The thing that is special about that is; I WASN’T SUPPOSED TO. The difference is that I changed my destiny. I put the time in. I prayed. I still believe that Rudy was right, but God let me have my cake and eat it too. I graduated. Shoutout to the CLASS OF 2018! We did it.