I wrote a novel. Then deleted it. Because all that I really need to say is that I DID IT. I graduated college.
I significantly remember my uncle saying, "Do you really think you're going to graduate? We all know you're only going to school to find your husband and then drop out." This was a statement I constantly remembered when I was about to give up. Not only was it absolutely not true, but it made me want to prove him wrong. But it's not all about my clueless uncle. I also wanted to prove my anxiety and my negative thoughts wrong.
I feel like I put so much effort into it that my mind has been exhausted for years. I also don't necessarily feel like college is one of the most difficult tasks for most people. But it has been one of the hardest things I have ever done in my life. More times than not, I didn't think I'd actually make it. I feel like I could give an hour long speech thanking everyone who helped me through, including my professors, my family, my friends, and my Heavenly Father.
I did it. I am a college graduate. I am the first person in my family to graduate college. This is something I've wanted since I even knew what college was. And I freaking did it.