I want to graduate this May. I don't want to drop any of my classes.
I will graduate this May and I am not dropping any of my classes!
I will keep saying this and I will do it. It doesn't matter how many times I say it, almost everyone looks at me like I'm crazy. For some reason, it is almost everyone's first reaction to try to convince me otherwise. But there is a point when you need to put aside your own ideas, listen to me, and just support me. I am getting so sick of defending myself and explaining myself.
I have worked so hard for the past 3 years to be on track. I've taken many summer classes and done everything to prepare me to graduate in May of 2017. It's almost like it's not an option for me to change this. I know I just wrote about living in the moment, but this is a plan I just can't shake.
In all honesty, the only thing that has kept me sane so far is the distraction of school. This is the only normal thing I have left to hold onto. I could not imagine waking up everyday without something driving me. I can't live the next few months with the only thing on my mind being Lymphoma and surviving it. Studying in the hospital passes the time. Walking on campus for the first time after I got out of the hospital made me feel so at home and so normal that I almost cried.
Sure, adjustments will have to be made. When you don't have an immune system its not a good idea to attend college classes let alone first grade classes for placement. I'll figure something out, but I will graduate this year.
I ask for your support and if you don't believe in me don't say anything at all. Sorry if that sounds sassy but that's how it is.