Let me tell you, it was a long, hard journey. Probably one of the hardest things I've ever done. And while I only had 13 credits left when I officially left BYU in April of 2010, those 13 credits have been some of the most difficult to realize.
Chalk it up to final trimester pregnancy, working full-time, supporting a husby who was also working full-time and going to school, but I barely eeekd out those seven credits last fall. And chalk it up to not having my own home, being away from my baby girl for 5+ hours a day for the first time in her life, and accomplishing semesters amount of work in 7 weeks, but this summer term was a trial all of its own.
Did you know that 75% of high-school freshman receive a HS diploma? Did you know that only 56% of those who enter college graduate, and it usually takes us six years to do it?
So while I applaud the high school class of 2012 for graduating, I'm gonna take a moment and applaud myself for completing my undergrad. It's kind of a big deal.