When you’re the first person to graduate from college in your family, it’s a big deal. A really big deal. While we laughed and had a great time together, I knew that there was an emotion that was running deep inside of her. Even though she tried to remain calm when I had her put on her cap, everything started to become a reality for her. The coveted graduation cap no longer would sit on someone else’s shelf. It was now hers. I don’t know everything Nicole went through to get to this point, but I know she fought like crazy to get here. It was evident when the tears started to flow.
Nicole, you deserve the world. You’ve worked so hard to accomplish what you have! I wish you the best of luck as you step into a new career! I know you’ll shine wherever you go!