Last November, I submitted five copies of my thesis bound and printed and then patiently waited for the day when I would hold my diploma in my hands: ultimate proof of my success. Today was that day. Through all the storms, I can finally say that I obtained my Masters with an average of 4.0.
However, this piece of paper is much more than hours sitting on school benches or having my head lost into theoritical books. It's the ultimate proof that I can acheive everything I set my heart to. I was told, before that university was a jungle where we were only numbers... And that's really how I felt for the last 3 years, since my mental health, my efforts and all my time were worth less than my money. Despite the intimidation and despite the tears of exhaustion that drowned my cheeks way too often, I did not give up. I promised my grandma that I would finish this masters for her, that I would tell her story through my thesis and that I would use this diploma to do my dream job: to become an author & work in a publishing house to accompany writers who, like her, dream of publishing, but who sometimes need another heart and another pen to get there. I found my life's purpose very early, thanks to her. For her, I overcame the injustices, I stayed determined, patient and I gave everything I have.
Today, I proudly hold this diploma that represents this dream, this passion and this pen that unite us forever. I can also proudly say that, in addition to having obtained my master's degree, while I was still a student, I managed to become a published author, I already sold more than 1,000 books & I got the most beautiful job of the world in a publishing house, a professional family, that I love!
In the face of adversity, it is easy to blame life or others for our failures or when we chose to give up, but it really is only we who choose to continue or stop. I did my share of sacrifices to succeed and I often had to put my pride aside, simply because I decided to be happy. We have only one life to live and happiness is built, it is not found. If you really want something, you have no good excuse not to succeed. Work hard, create your opportunities and trust yourself. - 6 hours ago