I may not have finished High School the first time, but …


I finally did it.  What's next?  Maybe, I'll work on getting a degree too.

It's never too late!

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susie April 13, 2010 - 12:15 am

That is Fantastic! Woo Hoo! What’s your next move? Do you aspire to anything in particular?
A Big Congrats!

robyn April 13, 2010 - 6:09 am

YAYAYAYAYAY! congrats my sweet on this huge accomplishment! i bet you feel like you could fly right now! doing the happy dance in your honor all day.

Tonya Staab April 13, 2010 - 8:19 am

Thank you. I’m really not sure. I’ve always loved writing, art and design so I think I’ll start the hunt for a degree I can do from home in a related field.

Tonya Staab April 13, 2010 - 8:20 am

Thank you Robyn. It does feel good after having left school SOOOOOO many years ago to finally have that weight lifted. Plus I’m hoping it will inspire my teenager who is struggling with school to finish and move onto bigger and better things and not drop out like I did.

Tonya Staab April 13, 2010 - 8:20 am

Ha. My husband mentioned the same thing to me last night :).

[email protected] act April 13, 2010 - 4:56 am

Congratulations! That is fantastic!

robyn April 13, 2010 - 9:15 am

thats another huge thing then – inspiring your kids to reach higher! yayayayay!

michelle best April 13, 2010 - 5:46 am

Wooooooohoooooooo!!!! way to go!

Amy April 13, 2010 - 6:30 am

Wow! Good for you, congratulations!

Deanna April 13, 2010 - 7:35 am

Congratulations, Tonya! So amazing. Your next post should be of the fancy framing you did of this and the prominent spot in your house where you placed this.

Shannon April 13, 2010 - 8:15 am

You rock!! Congrats, Tonya!

angela fontenot April 13, 2010 - 3:04 pm

Congratulations!!!! I hope you got to celebrate. That’s a fabulous accomplishment! You should be very proud of yourself!!!

Melanie @ Mel, A Dramatic Mommy April 13, 2010 - 9:11 pm

Congratulations! You’re definitely an example of finishing what you start!

katherinemarie April 14, 2010 - 9:52 am

A huge and heartfelt congrats to YOU! What a wonderful inspiration you are to ALL who have a GOAL— good luck on your next learning adventure!!!!

Sharlene April 19, 2010 - 11:30 am

SO proud of you T! You are a smart chick. I knew you would have no problems!

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Heather April 22, 2010 - 5:36 am

I saved this in my google reader for a bit just so I wouldn’t forget to come and congratulate you! My brother dropped out because of some medical issues and recently went back. I think it is amazing and inspiring when adults go back to finish school, no matter what the level! It takes courage and you should be SUPER proud of yourself!!


Erin Pyle April 26, 2010 - 12:23 am

Yay congrats! And awesome about possibly going to college as well! I LOVE school. Seriously, I have this odd addiction. If I didn’t have a toddler to take care of I would probably still be taking night courses or be pursing a doctorate or something by now. I already have 2 degrees and enough random credits to probably have 5 more. lol (of course I have the loans to prove the down side of that! haha) I just this past Saturday took the test to be a Certified Tourism Ambassador for a new Baltimore City job I am doing. I know you must feel a giant weight is lifted from your shoulders and that so many doors are now open before you. I hope you find 1, 2 or 734 of those doors interesting and reach your dreams!

I am so proud of you and hope you can now pursue what ever type of education that interests you! I know the colleges around here offer some fantastic courses of study that you may not even have considered, such as an AA in floral design! I have a few credits in that and should really go finish it sometime. lol You are so creative! Maybe you would like to get a AA or BA in Graphic Design or a BA in Multimedia Design/Specialized Technology like mine! You are so talented in your creativity that would really help you to broaden your knowledge of computer based art. 🙂

I bet Jay is proud of you and I hope this inspires him to keep going. Although school isn’t for everybody, I feel it is an important experience. My brother dropped out at 16 and got his GED right away so he could work. He hated school too and wanted to hurry up and get out in the real world. Well here he is now 21 and it’s hitting him. He wishes so much he would have stayed in school and not rushed so quickly in to adulthood and took more time to savor being a kid and having kid friends to socialize with everyday and kid responsibilities. Tell Jay I said to consider that, and that he’s only a kid once. Not much time for video games if he drops out since I doubt you are going to let him sit around the house all day! lol

I am so excited for you hun! yay! xoxo

Tonya Staab April 26, 2010 - 7:25 am

Thank you so much Erin, you are such a great friend and so supportive. I will tell Jay. School wasn’t for me back in those days, but now I feel that it is. I have a feeling he takes after me :).


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