Tuesday, April 5, 2011

I'm a Succeeder

1. I slept in a bed last night.  I know that not a lot of people get to do that.
2. My wife's ability to make even the smallest thing you do for her seem like a world saving event.  I was Super Man and Spider Man all at once yesterday because I made the bed and did a load of laundry...
3. My opportunity to get a college education.  I know that a lot of people don't get this opportunity either.

Well guys, I'm not gonna lie to you.  I'm remarkably ready for school to be out for summer.  I know everyone says this, and it's probably true when they say it too, but you need to know that I really am.  Everyday, I drive to the school with the windows down, I walk to the school with the sun on my face, I open those doors, walk in, and hear them shut, like the doors to a prison, after me.  Now, I know that I could leave.  I know that I could cut class, but I have these things called "a good GPA" and "a family," and those two things make it so that I don't want to miss class. 

It's just this semester, then Fall, and then I'm done.  I sign up for Fall classes on Wednesday.  My Bachelor's is so close I can taste it. It tastes weird, like parchment, morning breath... it may just be parchment, the morning breath may be mine.  Either way, I cannot fail my classes now.  I'm so close to being done, and do not want to come home and try to tell my wife (let alone myself) that I have to take a class over again, therefore postponing graduation, because the sun and the grass looked too inviting.

So, I'll keep walking through what feel like prison doors for another month, because I want to give up something good now, for something better later, but that's what sacrifice is all about right?  And that's what it takes to succeed, and I'm a succeeder... even though I'm pretty sure that's not a word.  I can deal with every paper, and every test, and I will emerge victorious, because I am a succeeder.  It's what I do.  It's what I was raised to do.  I can grit my teeth and push through almost anything.  And Spring semester is no different.  Here I come classes.  You'll not beat me.

Anyway, I was just feeling a little tired and needed a rousing speech.

Have a nice day. 

6 comments:

  1. You are almost done!!! Keep it up.

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  2. Oh how I miss school. My little sister is done in a month over at Texas Tech. I am envious of you both. The newness of the whole world at your fingertips. Ugh - I sound so old now.

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  3. I just saw the first line. Unimaginable that about 3 billion people don't have a bed.

    Prison, yes, sometimes it can feel like that when the year is almost over.

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  4. @OT
    Thanks for the encouragement. I can see the light at the end, but it seems very far.

    @Shelby
    Haha, I stopped liking school a few semesters ago. I think it's when I decided not to be a therapist anymore, and was just taking classes to get a degree.

    @AC
    It really is crazy, and my bed is a temperpedic, so it's even better than most beds in existance.

    @dbs
    Thanks guy.

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  5. Keep it up, you're doing great :)

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