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Educated & Graduated

The typical route is that you graduate from high school and your parents send you off to college to educate yourself further. There is some studying, lots of partying, members of the opposite sex become more interesting, and you start to make memories that really define your collegiate life.

Not everyone takes that route and that is fine. My loving and amazing husband attended school for 2 measly years (without much effort) before joining the United States Marine Corps. It was during those formative years in the Marine Corps that he really started to think that this college thing was for him. He loved and will always love the USMC, the friends we were fortunate to make, and the opportunities it has provided him, but he wanted more after those four years. After many late nights of tears (on my part), budgeting, and strategic planning – we made the decision that he would leave the Marine Corps to obtain his Bachelors degree.

This wasn’t an easy decision after 4 year of the military life, but he had made a decision and I was willing to support him.

From June of 2010, he has been attending school all year round. You name it, he took it. Fall, Spring, Maymester, Summer, online, labs, and so on….you get the idea. From 6 to 18 hours, he was a full time student while working part time the entire time. For added measure, he also had to deal with a wife who was working full time and decided to go back to start getting her Masters.

This weekend he did it. HE GRADUATED! All of that hard work was for this. On to the next chapter!

“Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.” -Margaret Thatcher

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8 Comments

  • Reply kathy @ vodka and soda

    that’s so awesome!! congrats to him 🙂

    December 16, 2013 at 9:21 am
    • Reply Sevi

      Thank you! It was a huge accomplishment for him!!!

      December 16, 2013 at 1:23 pm
  • Reply James Bauserman

    I am so glad to hear that a fellow vet who choses this path is successful in their endeavors. I am also trying my damnedest to do the same and struggling with all that is required, I can only hope to be just as successful in the future, congrats!

    December 16, 2013 at 9:22 am
    • Reply Sevi

      Thank you James! It wasn’t easy, but he got it done. If you ever have any questions, I am sure David would be more than willing to answer them!

      December 16, 2013 at 1:24 pm
  • Reply Whitney

    Amazing! Congrats to him 🙂 I also took a different path through college, and now I’m happily in a job I love. Doesn’t matter how you do it, as long as you do what works for you! Congratulations again, I know you’re so proud.

    December 16, 2013 at 10:33 am
    • Reply Sevi

      Thank you! It doesn’t matter how you get it done or if you never graduate. As long as you have a good job that makes you happy.

      December 16, 2013 at 1:25 pm
  • Reply Helene

    yayyyyy! congrats to him!

    December 16, 2013 at 11:12 am
    • Reply Sevi

      Thank you Helene!!!

      December 16, 2013 at 1:25 pm

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