My Boundless Willpower.
In my family it was rare for anyone to graduate high school let alone go to college, yet that was a goal of mine. I decided to go for a liberal and fine arts degree, a dream of mine had always been to inspire people through the arts. I was accepted at a community college shortly after applying. I ended up dropping out my first semester due to lack of belief in myself.
I fought up the courage and decided to go back a year later. I had no car, no job, no money and was running off of sheer faith and willpower. I believed that somehow, some way, I was going to make it. I didn’t know how but I had been studying The Secret and the law of attraction for years and knew that if I kept taking the next step things would begin to open up for me and where there was seemingly no way, a way would be made.
I would scrape up change to ride the incredibly dirty public transportation system that took an hour and a half for a straight shot twenty five minute drive. There were times I would walk two miles with my book bag filled with heavy books in the freezing cold to catch that dirty bus. I cried just about every day riding that dirty bus with people that very clearly didn’t care about their lives. I know this is sounding like the olden days where people walked miles to get to school but that was my reality. Over the next two years I did this dance many times. My faith wavered at times, I was often told to quit college and give up. It was so unbelievably hard to persevere through words of discouragement and my own self doubt. I knew if I made it through college I would be the first one in my family to accomplish something big and maybe I would even inspire others to persevere through difficult times.
I kept moving forward and just enough money would show up out of nowhere. I ended up getting a temporary job which gave me just enough money to keep making it through each week. During my last two semesters my dad, whom I had rare contact with, gave me his second car which was a Jeep on it’s last limb. The Jeep lasted those last two semesters which was what I needed. Not only did I receive my Liberal and Fine Arts degree, I did it ending with a 4.o, straight A’s and I was recognized on the Dean’s List.
I am a year out from graduating and on a new path in pursuing my career field in the arts because I know I was born to inspire people. I hope that in reading my story it brings people hope and gives people the courage to pursue their dreams and goals. Because, anything is possible and if we can dream it we can bring it into materialization. Follow your heart and do what you love! Many blessings and best wishes to all!