CSULB - My College Experience

Against All Odds

Not too long ago I had posted about being inspired by a post of one of my fellow bloggers to apply for a scholarship that was being offered for the Sociology Department at my school, California State University – Long Beach. I heard back from them a few days ago and as it turns out I wasn’t selected for the scholarship, yet I felt really proud of myself for having applied and given it a try. In all my school years I have never applied for a scholarship, which is silly because there is so much available out there that could help me financially to accomplish my dream and I realized it’s always worth a shot to try.

After getting the email from CSULB, a few days later we attended my sister in laws graduation ceremony (husband’s sister). She was getting her Masters in Social Work from USC and it was such a proud and happy moment for all of us. This was such a huge accomplishment for her as well because she has also gone against all odds to receive her B.A. and then to go on and receive her Masters.

Whenever I’m at a graduation ceremony I get this pull inside me and I get this vision of one day accomplishing that goal myself. I know in my heart that I will one day get my degree and my intention is to put my best effort and leave the rest in God’s hands. I know that getting my degree isn’t just a fleeting desire, rather something that I’m passionate about and yet the best thing is the faith I have in God that he will see me through and that as long as I follow his path for me, he will guide and help me get where I need to be.

It’s like my husband was saying…it’s best not to get lost in thoughts of what lies ahead and instead enjoy each moment as it comes and have faith in God and his path for us.


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