When you set such a challenging goal for yourself, you know it'll take dedication and perseverance to get to the finish line. But I never knew the sense of satisfaction I'd feel. I walked across that brightly lit stage, heard my name read out loud and couldn't help but whisper "...damn, I'm proud of myself." My career is headed in a direction I never thought it would and I'm excited about the opportunities that have presented itself to me! Hard work does pay off. It isn't just a slogan.
Over the years I've been encouraged by all the stories I've read through your blogs and appreciate every one of you who have let me into your lives by posting comments and connecting with me via twitter or email. This is what life is all about. Learning, supporting and improving... each and every day.