When I decided to go back to school full-time to finish my degree I knew there would be consequences. I just didn’t know there would be so many.
Over the past year I have neglected my friends and family, gained weight and stopped dating altogether. My free time was limited and I had to spend most of it studying. At least once a week I wanted to quit school. I missed my friends. I missed hanging out with my brothers, and I definitely missed having a real paycheck.
I constantly questioned whether or not finishing my degree was worth it. Today I received my graduation evaluation, and quickly realized it really was worth it.
BOO-YAH! I’m almost there!
I’ll be the first grandchild in the Nielson clan to graduate from the University of Utah. Cousins have graduated from other great schools, and even the much-hated BYU. However, I’ll be the only one to graduate from the same school that my uncles and father graduated from. This gives me a huge sense of family pride AND something to hold over all the cousins who graduated years ahead of me, which was really the end goal.