There's a plethora of reasons why I went private. Sometimes you just need to.
I needed to regroup.
Not put all of myself out there anymore.
All I can say now is how incredibly thankful and blessed I am.
I've graduated. My job is a dream. Now the real work is to continue to work hard and keep at it, learn as much as possible and trust my taste because, after all, thats why I was hired.
After graduation, I went to look for my parents and when I saw them, I was overwhelmed with emotion and cried uncontrollably. I hugged my dad then my mom and just stayed there. This has been the absolutely most trying year of my life. They've been there for me every minute of the way, every anxiety-filled phone call, every tear for joy of sadness and joy they coached me through all of it. And frankly, this degree, this education I paid for wholly by myself, is the degree that counts. I milked every opportunity, befriended every professor, networked and took classes that I knew would prepare me to make a difference in this world for myself, for others and especially for my family. I said it once and I'll say it again- I have the BEST parent a girl could ever ask for. Thank you God. You must like me. :)