I finally made it. After four long, challenging years, I finally made it! I graduated yesterday from Maryville University with my Bachelors of Fine Arts in Studio Art. I went back to school when I was 41 and my three children were 19, 6 and 5. My 19 year old was away at college herself and my husband had just started back to get his Masters Degree. I really don't know what I was thinking LOL! All I know is that I felt I needed to do something in my life that was ONLY for me and all about me. Something that made me feel like I was accomplishing a goal of my own. Something not for my husband or kids or anyone else. Not in a selfish way though, because in another way it was FOR my kids. I wanted to be smarter and set a good example for them too. I am so glad that I did. There were tough times, times I felt like giving up or at least taking a break...but I didn't. I kept going. One foot in front of the other, one paper, one project, one day at a time. And ultimately, the time just flew by! I am very happy this Mother' s Day, I know my mom and pop are smiling down on me and their lessons and love and memory have helped me and inspired me to achieve this wonderful dream. I am grateful for my mom and grateful to BE a mom...and now a mom with a college degree!!
*thank you from the bottom of my art