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. Mindspill

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!!!

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