Life, Struggles & Blessings

Associate’s Degree

I got my Associate’s Degree in Business Management, which was not the original plan. Originally I was going to get my Associate’s in Sociology and my Bachelor’s in Psychology but after taking an amazing Intro to Business class I changed my Associate’s and once I struggled to finish the required classes realized it was NOT for me! So I definitely kept my Bachelor’s in Psychology.

UMUC Europe holds their Europe wide graduations in Germany but since this was just my Associate’s I chose to just go to the small one that they hold on base. So graduation day was a pretty anticlimactic day but the girls at work made it special for me. I had to take off of work a little earlier to go to the base graduation ceremony. The girls got me graduation balloons, flowers and they all signed a card congratulating me 🙂

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P.S. I am afraid of balloons but the aluminum ones aren’t so scary 😛 #IrrationalFearMuch

The ceremony was held in one of the rooms at the gym. It was for more than just the UMUC graduates though so they didn’t have a whole ceremony just for the 8 of us 😛

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The hubby was cranky because I got him a bow tie (it was adorable) that matched my sweater and asked him to wear it haha

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After lots of waiting around and some silly faces…

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I managed to walk across the “stage” and get my picture taken with 2 people I don’t know handing me a blank piece of paper. I had no idea we wouldn’t be getting our actual degrees that day otherwise I probably wouldn’t have gone BUT at least it came in the mail a few weeks later so I can’t complain 🙂

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Afterwards we went to Bury St. Edmunds for dinner with some friends and then to go see a movie but I can’t for the life of me remember which one 😛

The most anticlimactic part about getting my Associate’s Degree was that I felt no sense of accomplishment. I had just spent the past 2 years shoveling in information to get through classes and then brain dumping to move onto the next group of classes. I felt like I didn’t really learn much or get much out of the experience other than, of course, the expensive piece of paper. I am however, extremely grateful for the opportunity to go to school for free through my parents GI Bills and I’m grateful that I’ve been able to further my education to help my career (whatever that might be) in the future.

This was just another post to share a little more about myself. If you liked it you can check out the Life section of my blog 🙂 Don’t forget to like, comment and follow!

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