I am grateful for you all
The role you played was instrumental in me achieving this milestone. You inspired me to keep moving and complete my MBA journey.
What a colourful journey it was. With the loss of my father, my mother’s diagnosis of Parkinson’s & dementia, moving her into permanent care, foot surgery during my final statistics exam, 10pm-3am weekend classes, full-time corporate job change (yay), 3 amazing children that reminded me of their needs at 6am Sunday morning after class, *sigh* these were a few of the many tests I was faced with other than Financial Accounting, Statistical strategies or Decision Models. It was hard, it was bloody hard. And yes, it broke me, it broke some of you too. But we get to re-build with even stronger and wiser building blocks.
I look back now with no regrets and realise that although you may all congratulate me now that I have graduated, it is I who should be thanking and congratulating you all.
It was your shoulder you gave me to cry on, the hand you put on my back to hold me up and nudge me forward, the ear you gave me to scream my frustrations which you did not judge me for, the calls, the cups of coffee, the lunch time chats, the messages, the smiles, the midnight sandwiches, the tissues, books, notes, the gym sessions, powerlifting training sessions and many more.
Thank you for walking for me when I couldn’t (literally).
Thank you for walking beside me as I excelled and picking me up when I fell.
Most of all, thank you for being there at the finish line with open arms to cheer me on and off stage and celebrating with me.
Thank you for the faith you had in me.
Through hardship, greatness is achieved.
I look forward to building tomorrow.
Ps: to mum, when you remember, I know you are very proud of me ❤️ #dukeuniversity #fuqua #mba #mbagraduate #blackwoman #girls #womenempowerment #girlswithbrains #power #powerliftingwomen #fitnessmotivation #women #sisters #empoweringwomen #brainsandbeauty #impossible #dukefuqua @dukefuqua @fuquaalumni #motivation #strength #love #loveyourself #goals #fit #model #rolemodel