I'm ready to graduate!!!! My credits have gone to a level where I can go ahead and walk. Today, I registered for graduation, ordered my cap, gown and stole, my invitations and thank you cards. On Saturday, July 30, 2005, I will graduate with my Business degree. Summa cum laude with a 3.98 GPA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The graduation is going to take place where I know absolutely nobody. Seems that the dealine for the June graduation ceremony is Dallas was the first of April. However, I wasn't ready credit-wise to be eligible at that time. I wrote them to see if there was ANY way, and they said no, and that their next ceremony wouldn't be until 2006!!!! Sooo, I'm stuck having to graduate with my online class in Phoenix, AZ. I don't KNOW anyone in Phoenix. Nobody is going to travel to Phoenix to see me graduate. My mom won't get to see it because she'll have to stay here with the kids in order for my husband to go with me. We can't afford to take the kids with us. We hadn't planned on this trip and buying two plane tickets, hotel for two days and everything else is hardship enough. When I found out I wasn't going to be able to graduate here, where my friends and family could be there to support me, I just absolutely broke down. It put a damper on the joy of graduating. I really don't want to graduate in Phoenix, but I definately want to walk. I worked too damn hard for too long to not do that.