After 5 years of studies in Haaga-Helia, the University of Applied Sciences, I finally graduated last Friday - so unreal! After everything, starting the studies enthusiastically, getting good grades to working hard besides studies, health problems and all the big changes in my life this year, I didn't give up but pushed it through. There were times when I couldn't have cared less if I graduated or not. Times when I doubted myself, the studies, everything and nothing. But all the time, in the back of my head, I knew that someday I would graduate. It might take a bit longer than "normally" but then again, I've never liked the "normal life". Sometimes life takes unexpected turns to which you somehow adapt - I try to turn it all to something good, see it more as a growing project than a "failure". What is a failure? Some of the most remarkable innovations have been discovered accidentally or by luck, such as Viagra which was in the first place made to treat hypertension. Well, in the end it was found not to do the job it was supposed to - a FAILURE - but some users felt that SOMETHING was working in some other way - great success!
So, how I see it is that we can learn from everything. If life kicks you in the ass, it's kicking you forward! Your goals might be further and take longer time to reach than planned but with perseverance everything can be possible - especially with the support of loving people around you. My success is also their success, because of them I'm now where I am. Graduated and feeling like new-born, ready to take life's new challenges! BRING IT ON!