Finally! After 5 years, I have finally completed the requirements for my Bachelors Degree, and will officially be graduated on 24 May. Over the years, I have learned a lot and I am thankful for all the people who God put in my life. In many of my classes there were of course, group projects. During these projects, for the most part, I was fortunate to have great peers to work with. We pulled off many “all nighters” at CSUN. These projects taught me a lot about team work, and above all, about people. These lessons will definitely be helpful to me in my Air Force career.
I am thankful for Bonnie! She has supported me these past few years, and especially since we’ve been married. She has been a huge blessing to me, and helped me get through my last few semesters. From making me lunch for when I’m rushing off to class during lunch hour, to giving me moral support, to the simple things, like when she says she is “proud of me.” It all goes a long way, and I am indeed thankful for you honey!
I am also thankful to my parents, who have helped out a lot during the years. Mom is always helpful, and I am thankful for all the teaching Mom did during our homeschool days, preparing me for college and life. I am thankful for Dad too. I remember a particular time he saved one of my projects. I simply showed him an 80 page database research project for him to see. Mostly just to “show off” my work to dad. He immediately recognized an error in my entity relationship diagram, one that I should have seen, but of course, couldn’t. lol
I am also thankful, as I said above, for all my peers, who have worked tirelessly with me through the many nights (Until 4 – 6 am) at CSUN. Thank you Josh, Alex, Chris, Luc, Alex C, Moriah, Sunita, Tania, and many more!
I am also thankful for my co-workers and managers who have helped me through the years. Kelly and Catherine have put up with a lot of my weird school schedules, such as this last semester when I took a 2 ½ hour lunch, right during the middle of day, every day, so I could go to school, and then came back to work, only to rush back to school at the end of the day!
This list would not be complete without being thankful to God. He allowed me to be in ROTC, go to Moorpark, go to CSUN, and put all these people in my life.
Now, on to the next stage of life, which for now, is waiting until February 2013 for Pilot Training!
Congratulations! 🙂 Alma