2006 vs 2016. I have to say, I am equally proud of both. I decided to share this here because I suddenly realized just how long I have worked to get to where I am today. I was 16 years old when I decided that I wanted to become a librarian. From that point on, I worked tirelessley towards this goal.
I was 18 in 2006. I had moved out and was living on my own. I supported myself by working full time, while also attending school (UWM) full-time.
In 2016, At 28, I am working at my dream job. Upon reflection, I realize that it took me nearly a decade of hard work and higher education to get here. But I have to say, it feels like no time at all. And yes, every single second was worth it to me. When you are really doing something you love, I suppose you get lost in it. My love of learning brought me here, and it enriches my personal and professional life every.single.day.