It is now 2019, my last year at ASU Online, and I am leaving with a victorious mindset. I came in fighting for my life and for my academic career, and I am leaving with a stronger sense of self, a stronger knowledge, and a stronger will to become victorious in the other areas of my life.
Having the opportunity to continue my schooling, even while sick on treatment, truly changed my life and my perspective. Being a full-time patient, one gets faced with the ongoing battle of feeling that one is not good enough to accomplish one’s goals. One is faced with the possibility of not being able to overcome disease, lose time, and even life. One is faced with numerous obstacles daily that tests one’s faith, hope, trust, and belief in oneself. I feel much gratitude for the strength I built over these past few years has truly developed me into the woman I am meant to become. I feel grateful that I had this opportunity to finish my schooling so that I can step forth into pursuing medicine and helping patients for the rest of my life.