This was not a normal weekend. Not by any stretch of the imagination. I had a million things to do. I had meetings and events to attend. I was swamped with things to get done. All of my things to do and meetings to attend absolutely paled in comparison to what as happening at the Palace of Auburn Hills. It’s not only the place where my hometown team, the Detroit Pistons play. The Palace is also the place where my mother officially became a college graduate.
This weekend, my mother capped off years of hard work and graduated from college! I have to be the proudest, most inspired daughter ever. I’ve watched her journey over the years and it’s been quite a journey. There have been disappointments – credits from a former school wouldn’t transfer, work schedule didn’t work with class schedule. She pushed forward. Her ambition for a degree didn’t include starting a new career. Especially now that she’s retired. This degree is just for her. It’s something she wanted to do with nothing to prove to anyone but herself. Not only did she keep at it and push forward but she rocked it. Mom graduated with a 3.4 GPA! If it sounds like I’m beyond proud, it’s because I am.
If you follow me on Facebook then you know that I am a huge believer in going after what makes your heart happy. I believe that’s it’s never too late to go for what you want and find and follow your passion.
If there was ever any question of where I get my inspiration to live life on my own terms… you now know my source of inspiration is a woman I simply call Mama.