College Life, Lifestyle

The Finish Line

I’m proud to say as of May 8 at 9 a.m., I am now a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

This blog posts would’ve been filled with pictures for my graduation but because of COVID-19, there weren’t that many places opened for me to get dolled up for my pictures. That’s okay though because as long as we’re helping to not spread the virus I was okay.

The pandemic experience taught me how to survive with what I had, and be grateful and thankful for everything in my life.

Despite having to finish my semester online, I still managed to make all A’s and finish my undergraduate collegiate experience with a 3.778. I finished strong in my favorite major, mass communication, and now I’m on my way to graduate school at Norfolk State University. I’ll be studying in media and communications.

I made it past the finish line and I hope once I attend Norfolk State University, I can get my master’s degree through hard work and experience. I want my next journey to teach and train myself for reality. I’m planning on not only going to school but gaining experience in multiple fields of media just like I did at UNCP.

I want to thank every professor who made sure that I was prepared for the world and not just the career.

I also want to thank the different staff members who gave me a chance to prosper and saw my growth within the student organizations that I was involved in.

Finally, I want to thank my parents for being with me every step of the way. I know sometimes I had moments where I was too stressed out to talk about my feelings but I’m glad that they never stopped loving me for it.

There are going to be different obstacles in my life and I’m scared but excited at the same time. I can’t describe the feeling sometimes. It doesn’t make sense to me but I’m okay with that.

At least, I’m going to have to be.

A gift I received from my aunt Melissa. Photo by Octavia Johnson