So, today is the day my degree will be conferred and I am an official graduate. Yay! Except I received the biggest setback (or so I thought) this morning when I went online to check and Arizona State University tells me that I still need one more credit hour…ONE more credit hour. Seriously?! My immediate thought was “what the f*** are they talking about” (and I don’t have that much of a potty mouth, but they took me there this morning). You see I’ve worked 6 long years for this degree and the thought of me still needing more hours to complete it almost drove me completely insane! When I started 6 years ago I had no idea that after two years I would not be able to go back. I started at Clark Atlanta University, went for two years, then when tuition went up and money got low, I had to come back home and take 3 years off. That cut me deep. I wanted so badly to complete my degree where I started. I had big plans. However, after three years of being home and going to community college to at least get some credits out the way, I finally arrived at Arizona State to complete my damn degree. (yes damn). So you can see how when I went to check online to find that I still need credits, I was soooooooooooooo frustrated and over it. But I wasn’t taught to give up. I persevere. I prayed. And let me tell you it feels good to have your prayers answered. No one can tell me that prayer doesn’t work. Apparently a mistake was made and my degree requirements have in fact been met. So now the hard part begins…the job search, the grad school app process, the plan to move out of my mother’s house (in about 3 years, haha). It’s a crazy ride, but I’m making it. It’s the end of the undergraduate struggle and the beginning of a new chapter. Kind of exciting….