As many of you know, I graduated from the University of South Carolina with a master of mass communications in May 2015. But, it didn’t seem real. Did I really finish all my requirements? Did I really pass all my comprehensive exams?
Sure, I had certain papers that documented success. But, there was one thing missing. One thing that would show undeniable proof to any naysayers.
Ladies and gentlemen, that proof arrived yesterday.
I have my diploma!
It took three months of waiting – three months of thinking, “Am I gonna get it? Did it really happen? Did I really graduate?”
Upon seeing an envelope from USC labeled “DO NOT FOLD” (in big letters, mind you), I figured, “This might be it.”
But, what if it wasn’t? What if it was just something from the mass communication department that just provided information?
I couldn’t take it anymore!
I – carefully – ripped the pull-tab from the back of the envelop and, while opening the flap, I kept thinking, “Oh please! Let this be it!”
Ladies and gentlemen — it was it!
I’ve got my diploma! I finally have the proof that two years of stress, determination and a LOT of effort paid off!
I knew I had the skills all along. However, I have had trouble getting a job in my field since graduating.
Maybe people didn’t believe me. Maybe they didn’t think I had the skills.
This diploma shows everyone — I have the skills to do this!
If you need a writer — if you need someone to assist with journalism — if you need someone to assist with marketing — just let me know.
Ladies and gentlemen, the master of mass communications has arrived — and his name is !