Fortune cookies are fun but I feel the need to determine my own fortune through the spirit of Kujichagulia.
Kujichagulia [KOO-GEE-CHA-GOO-LEE-YAH] (Self-Determination) – To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves instead of being defined, named, created for and spoken for by others.
Thursday when I went to pick up my girls from daycare, Ms Joan (who happens to be a displaced Katrina victim, very religious, stern with my kids, she also has smooth brown skin & a comforting voice that makes me think she can make some good sweet tea.) said, “I heard you are graduating Saturday.” I was like I am but it is not a big deal, it’s just an Associates. She said, “who cares, you are graduating & when one of makes it happen, it is a big deal, congratulations”. Her comments made me think back a little & I smiled because it was so like something my grandmother would say.
So today was my WCC graduation & I am officially an “Associate”. The graduation was actually fun, even the boring speeches held my attention. My loved ones made it out & screamed for me when my name was called, which was encouraging. I am proud that I made this happen even though it took forever, I still did it.
Today really marked a new beginning for me & I’m looking forward to the next leg of my educational stretch. In about 2 weeks, I will be jumping off into a business statistics class & I’m looking forward to it. Now that I have officially conquered a full-fledged math courses, nothing else intimidates me.
I know I treat my blog as a personal journal most times, so I appreciate the fact that many of you tune in & are down for your blogging boo!!!
Thx for your support,