The next chapter

Written by on July 2nd, 2013 – 4 Comments

My convocation is finally here. After five long years, I’ve finally earned a degree, a designation, and a certificate. Being able to walk across the stage is something I should be excited about. I should be excited about finally finishing a chapter of my life, but for the ceremony, I’m indifferent.

After my last exam, I just wanted to jump out of my chair and dance my way out of the room. Instead, I had to quietly walk out as my peers finish their exams. The first thing I did was call mom.

It was a conversation I could not forget.

It turned from excitement to tears. I was happy that I’m finally done my undergraduate studies. It was a huge sigh of relief. I can finally start the next steps of my life. I can finally do all the grown up stuff everyone else is doing: start a career and move out.

When I shared my excited with mommy, she was happier than me. Sharing her feelings, she did not think she would live to see me finish elementary or high school; being strong enough to see me graduate university is such a special moment for her. It brought me to tears hearing that for the first time. She was proud of me; I was just doing what I should do for our family. She stayed strong to see her daughter grow up with a mother. I’m blessed to have such a strong mom.

This June I walked across the stage, tall and proud, for my mom.

4 Responses

  1. AndreaS says:

    Well Congratulations! and best of luck in your future!

  2. I am glad for both of you that your mum was able to share this moment with you. All we mums want is to see our children happy in their lives. Congratulations on your hard work!

  3. F.U.MS says:

    Congrats Smiles! Five years is a very long time and you must be really happy with yourself for completing your undergraduate studies. The next chapter will be incredible.

  4. Mike says:

    Congrats and good luck with your next chapter!