With it being the month of May, it only means one thing when it comes to college. Commencement of course!
I will never forget the day I told my mother Carol that I was moving from Brooklyn to Michigan.
It was the spring of 1996. We were standing on 11th Avenue between Prospect Avenue and Sherman Street.
Me: “Mom, I’m moving to Michigan.”
Mom: “Why are you moving to Michigan?”
Me: “So I can attend college.”
Mom: “What? Why do you wanna go to college?”
Seven years later I had my undergraduate degree from Central Michigan University!
Ten years ago this week was a proud moment in my life. It was the second proudest day of my life (the first was in 1999; my daughter Taylor was born).
How do you explain a high school dropout in the 80’s turning the corner and getting their college degree in 2003?
It took hard work but it can be done.
The day I walked and received my college diploma well, it changed my life.
Ever think of going back to school?
I highly recommend it. You can thank me later…