It seems like the series finale of a long running television show. If anyone would have told me back in 2005, after graduating from Brunswick High School, that I’d still be in school for the next seven years straight, then I don’t know what I would have said. Honestly, I probably wouldn’t have believed it. But, here I am accepting my greatest academic achievement to date. Speaking with divulgence more important than the destination is the journey; so come take a ride with me.
Much like my last semester of high school, I didn’t know what my next big step was going to be after community college. I was very content being employed as an independent contractor with the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, but, after a painful, heartbreaking end of a personal relationship, I was urging to get out my hometown and see what else the world, or at the very least my nation, had to offer. Fortunately, my aunt, whom resides in Charlotte, North Carolina, felt the same and that was my ticket. Before that associate’s degree was physically in my hand, I had already applied, been accepted, and was packing up to attend the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Anyway, with the times quickly passing by, I found myself in my final semester at UNCC. I was on schedule to graduate on time and I was basically just going to enter the work force after completing school. However, there was this person, who I’m sure seemed very disgruntled of my existence, and to pleasantly prove my worth to this person I started inquiring about graduate schools. The more I looked, the more I wanted to attempt grad school for my own benefits and dispelled the notion of doing it for idealistic approval. I had received the greenlight from my supportive beneficiaries and, based on what I seriously saw myself doing in life, the creative writing program at Full Sail University was my goal. It was an online program and that went well with trying to be employed because at the time I wasn’t thinking about a “me,” but rather of an “us.” The last semester had come and gone. I was receiving my Bachelor of Arts degree and was scheduled to start grad school in the Fall. I was unconditionally in love and was ready to work, make money, and enjoy life; I felt on top of the world. But, as mentioned before, life doesn’t always go as we plan.
At the beginning of 2012, I realized that interacting with other people was what I missed the most. So, I began working on assignments at the library on the UNCC campus. In order to meet and network with new connects, I started going out more. I engaged in dating again, though, that’s a completely different segment. I wanted to try new things and ended up obtaining my bartending license. I got back into my love of performing arts and started auditioning again. Before I left to accept my Master of Fine Arts degree, I had been featured in commercials, cable television productions, and music videos. Even more, I had gotten signed with a local talent agency and went further with an internship, all-leading up to walking across another stage for the third time.
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