Another chapter was finished. This Graduation will not be the end of my dreams; I have just step into a new big stone to reach my goals. This is not even the middle; I believe I am not yet there, maybe near.
This achievement is for my parents, who almost never attend school activities of mine since High School, who seldom listen to me, who sometimes support me morally, who often support me financially and always support me spiritually. I fight every struggle for them. I have conquered my fear of having responsibilities because I don’t want to disappoint them, I’ve listened to every sermon they gave me and do it because I know they just want the best for me, I never demanded for things that I want because I know what we only have is for our needs. I’ve tried to be good enough for them.
16 years of studying made the most of me. My 4 years stay in CEU help me to bring out the better me, SELAMS taught me how to do the things I’m afraid to do, the things that I thought are my limits but only my fears, things that are not restricted but I’m just worried for the possible results. I’ve learned to draw my own path and help others to have theirs. And I am very thankful not only for the knowledge, skills and virtue that I acquire, I am also thankful for the mentors who challenged me to go beyond my capacities and enhance myself, for the people that competes with me and comes against me and so I learned to fight back, but in the end, I decided not to because they are such a waste of time, I have learned from them anyway, I am thankful for those persons who makes me realize my mistakes, I learned again, I am very thankful for the second family that welcomes me, my friends who inspire me for every fall I’ve experienced, my friends who taught me of many things that I need to know, my friends who exposed me to responsibilities, my friends who motivate me to be strong, my friends who encourage me to study. And most of all, I am very thankful that God gave me strength to overcome all the trials and hardship, that he gave me persons beside me who will help, nurture and accept me even I’m imperfect , that he blessed us with enough wealth to sustain my studies, and that he give my parents enough strength to survive our shortcomings.
Studying will not end in this university, the world is a big school, education and learning still continues. Every people you met could be a new mentor, every weakness should put strength, and every failure should bring success. Obstacles should motivate you to move on, don’t make it an excuse to quit; they are not even enough reason to give-up, but a trial for self progress. Graduation is not the end because another way is ahead.