Monday, May 12, 2014

Graduation Day

Today is my college graduation. To be honest I never thought that this day would actually come. My life and my education path didn’t actually go to the way that I had planned. However it went the way that God wanted it to. Though I did get a little sidetracked along the way I should have graduated with my bachelor’s degree about four years ago. However I had to learn the hard way, what happens when you listen to your plans and the plans of others instead of God’s plan?

God’s plans are always better than anything that we could come up with. When I changed my major from what my family members wanted me to major in to what God wanted me to use my talents in and major in, I was happier.  It only took me four years to realize and understand that my family would still love me even if I changed my major.

So finally I changed my major from Nursing to Criminal Justice. Not only did my GPA improve, but I was enjoying what I was learning. I was also happy. By changing from Nursing to Criminal Justice it allows me to be a step closer to getting my Master’s in Social Work. My not only having a bachelors in Criminal Justice but prayerfully a Master’s in Social Work, I can become a voice for people who do not have a voice.

So today my graduation day is bittersweet, one chapter and one season of my life has ended and another one is starting. I am thankful for friends and family who were there every step of the way. With their help and prayers to get me through it. I am thankful for my grandparents mamaw and papaw and mom for believing in me as well as helping to pay for school. It was a family effort and I could not have done it without you. 

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations, Carissa!! This is such exciting news, and what a wonderful post. :) Thank you for sharing what you've learned about family and following your passion. God bless you in this new season of your life as you continue to pursue the purpose God has given you. ♥ Have a fabulous day!