Earlier this Summer, I received my acceptance letter into Georgetown University’s Master’s program in Public Relations and Corporate Communications. In my short 23 years of life, I’ve overcame and accomplished so much. But, this is definitely one of my greatest achievements thus far.
A few years ago, I was denied acceptance into the University of Maryland not once, but twice. You can read about that experience here. But, my dream of becoming a Terp made me a persistent and determined warrior. Now, after applying that same mind set to my GRE exam, I can say I am going to be a Hoya. And what makes this time of life even more sweet is that Georgetown was my reach school. Actually, when I received the email to view the online decision letter, I didn’t open it. It wasn’t until the two days later, when I woke up to an email titled: Welcome to Georgetown, that I realized I’d been accepted. I am going to be a student at one of the most prestigious colleges in the country, let alone the world!
If you were to ask me seven years ago where I would be today, a prestigious university would not have crossed my mind. Seven years ago, I was a teenage girl, contemplating if my life was even worth living. You can read about my battle with depression here. I didn’t think I would ever see the age of 23, let alone 18. And yet, here I am: a black woman with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from one of the top public universities in America, and a future graduate student at an almost-Ivy.
As, I spend these next few days packing and preparing for the big move into my new apartment in Maryland (with two fabulous roommates), and continue my manager position with my current company at its Georgetown location, I would like to thank my parents, family and friends for always believing in me when I did not. I don’t know where I would be if it wasn’t for their support and encouragement that pulled me through the tough parts of my life. I love you all so much and I WILL make you proud!