At Last

It took 6 years for a four year degree in Criminal Justice.  I still have nighmares of not receiving my diploma, but as I look at it now, I do not remember actually receiving the diploma, but seeing the tears in my mom and dad's eyes as I was the first girl to graduate college in our family.  My parents never went to college but always told me that I would go and make something of myself.  Well, I did go, I did not graduate with honors, but I did while working fulltime and I did make something of myself, I made myself proud.
riverab1 riverab1
26-30, F
1 Response Aug 20, 2007

I think the only difference between those who work full time and go to college and those who get student loans is the fact that no matter if it takes them 20 or 30 years to pay back that loan they are not judged or made fun of for the amount of time it took. I too worked and it took me longer to finish because of it and I find it annoying that I could have just gotten a loan and not been penalized as a student in a timed procedure!