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Seeing the Light at the end of Tunnel


Motormouth95

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Hi everyone,

I haven't been active in a while. Between college and Covid, my life's been hectic, to say the least. I have some good news, though. After nearly five years of working on my Bachelors Degree (History and Government), I will be graduating in the summer (It would've been spring, but thanks to Covid, I couldn't do an internship last summer). I submitted my application for graduation back in October. I'll be taking my last four real classes in the spring (My college is doing mostly in person and a few hybrid classes. I live in Georgia, so I don't foresee going fully online again.) These four classes are being taught by some of my favorite professors (all of them are in my support group), so I'm looking forward to nice and enjoyable swansong.

I remember when I first joined this forum (back when it was Laura's Playground), I thought that college was just a pipe dream and something I'd never do. However, here I am, several years later, with a 3.7 GPA and many accolades and achievements under my belt. (I haven't made much progress in my transitioning, but it's better to have a a solid home life before going through medical transitioning.) I'm proof that though sometimes things seem impossible, they are still possible.

I do plan on going to grad school. It's looking like I will be double majoring there (My college degree is a dual one- equal parts history and political science), but I've done major work (presented original papers at conferences)  in both fields, and my professors think that this is a good option. I haven't made up my mind where to go. I will apply to a few local (southern/central Georgia) schools, and see which one will give me the biggest grants towards completing my degree. I may end up moving out to complete this degree, but that's a decision I'll make next May or June. 

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Carolyn Marie

Welcome back, hon!!  It's great to hear from you again, especially with such wonderful news.  Big congratulations to you.  Your story is so very inspirational, and I'm sure the members will take a lot from your example.  I wish you continued success, and I hope you will stick around and post once in a while.  We could use your help with some of the younger guys, of which we have many more than when you left.  Take care.

 

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Carolyn Marie

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5 hours ago, Motormouth95 said:

However, here I am, several years later, with a 3.7 GPA and many accolades and achievements under my belt.

Early Congrats on the upcoming graduation but congrats on that incredible GPA you’re sporting. You obviously put in the hard work to do so well. Best of luck to you on the rest of your academic career. Hope to see more of you here after things settle down. Of course, if you’re going to grad school, it may be awhile..lol. Thanks for the uplifting report on your recent achievements.

 

My Best,

Susan R🌷

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Hi @Motormouth95!  first time meeting I believe but I want to Congratulate you on your tremendous achievement🎉

You proved to yourself and others that with a clear vector and positive effort you can achieve great things.  Perfect experience for the next steps in you Life! 

 

Thank you for sharing, and hope to hear more from you in the future❣️

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11 hours ago, Carolyn Marie said:

Welcome back, hon!!  It's great to hear from you again, especially with such wonderful news.  Big congratulations to you.  Your story is so very inspirational, and I'm sure the members will take a lot from your example.  I wish you continued success, and I hope you will stick around and post once in a while.  We could use your help with some of the younger guys, of which we have many more than when you left.  Take care.

 

HUGS

 

Carolyn Marie

Thanks Carolyn. When I'm in school, my online life is practically nonexistent (minus Facebook), but I'll try to log in frequently when the Spring semester starts. I'm on break until January 19th because my college made the semester end before Thanksgiving, and we won't have a spring break, so we'll start a week later than normal. 

 

Susan, thanks for the compliment on my GPA! It's been very hard work, but also very rewarding. I've had many obstacles and issues, but because my professors are very understanding (I have several health problems), I've managed to always do pretty well. 

 

Robin, Gabriel, and Kay, thanks. It's nice to meet y'all, too!

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