Your hard work paid off, congratulations.
You deserve it.
It was never easy but you never shied away because you believed that it was worth your sweat and blood and now there is no doubt that it is indeed worth it all, even your painful efforts to go against your current self to become better.
You fell for many times, yet you stood to try again one more time every time your knees hit the ground.
You searched for that missing link and you did more than just to build a bridge to it – you also allowed yourself to heal.
You knew pain, you were not a stranger to sorrow. You almost called it quits, but you did not.
Because you told yourself over and over that you’d try again.
You said it was just a temporary setback designed to make you more resilient, stronger, wiser. And it was.
And when the opportunity came, you grabbed it like your very breathing at the moment depends on it.
And now the battle is won.
It was a bitter-sweet victory but you said it’s worth it – because you are worth it.
You succeeded. You won. You emerged victorious.
Stand straight and wear your newfound crown with pride because it’s yours.
(This is dedicated to my sister-in-law who is now a duly licensed civil engineer.)