Personal Narrative: Everlasting Blossom

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Everlasting Blossom Graduation is the most important time in a young scholar’s life. It is a time where family and friends come together and watch scholars go across the stage and receive their diplomas. Graduation is a rite of passage that every person should go through no matter if you are young or old. I can tell you from experience that graduating from middle and high school was great but graduating from college was the BEST memory of all time. In the fall of 2006, I started my first year of college at the University of Illinois at Springfield. Within my first few weeks there I hated it; not because I was homesick, but because the work was too hard. The social life was great but behind closed doors I struggled with bio-chemistry and my professor was not making it easy, especially since he failed all 6 African American students in the class. Once that happened I decided to have a conference with him to see where I went wrong. He responded by saying, “I was never fond of black people, and helping you was is the question”. That statement destroyed me mentally and emotionally because I did not think that I would one day have to deal with racism. I seriously believe I was naïve at the time. After that incident, I decided to…show more content…
The week of graduation I was both happy and sad. I did not understand what my best friends meant by that feeling until that week. I had the sense of happiness because I worked very hard to get my degree and to be the only one in my family to graduate from college was a huge accomplishment. However, sadness played a big part in that too because I did not want to enter the real world and special people that helped raise me over the years was not here to share this important day with me, but I knew they were there in spirit. All these emotions came over me all the way up until I walked across the
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