3 years ago I drank in depression because everyone else I started school with was graduating and I was not... today I drink in celebration because I am successful!! I am a dual licensed teacher through the DOE and I am a certified teacher (lead teacher processing) for infant through Pre-K through the EEC. I have made a life for myself with my incredible fiance. I work my butt off at two jobs (a full-time AND a part-time) every day. Being a teacher is a gift where I have the opportunity to learn about my students and myself every day. It's been a long road so far, but my journey as a teacher has just begun.. At the end of the day no one else did this but me, and THAT makes me feel pretty damn good!! So thank you "time hop" for the boost of confidence and the reminder that "I made it"!!