Today at 11:00 I will be doing something that not only did I never dream to be possible but also what some people had told me that I would never be able to do. I am graduating from college.
When I graduated from high school, my family had a business so I never thought about getting a collage education. I went straight from my high school graduation to working for my father. After 24 years of ups and downs (mostly downs) I decided that I wanted to return to school and earn a degree in Business Administration.
Some told me that it was too late. Others told me that I was too old. Others told me that I would never be able to pull it off. I didn't have any money and I couldn't go to school, work full time and take care of my son. But inside I was told something different.
My heart told me that if it were meant to be that God would make it happen. So I got on my computer and started to do the footwork.
One day while looking up information on how to go about getting into college a little window popped up on my screen. It said, "Do you think you are to old to go back to school?" I clicked on the box and there I found an online college. I spoke to someone in the school and they assisted me in getting loans and grants to pay for it.
They told me that I could take classes any way that I wanted so that I could go to work and not have my work and school pose a conflict. I also found out that I could attend classes from home so that I could be there for my son.
Now today, almost 2 years later, I will be not only be graduating but graduating with honors. I have been on the Dean's list for almost the whole time I have been in college.
So for anyone out there who thinks that something is out of reach or impossible remember this: If I would have listened to those people who told me I couldn't do it then today would just be Saturday.
Copyright © 2011 Joseph Cacia
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