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I Got My Education, I Got My Education, I Got My Education

Author: Tafari, Monday, April 30th, 2012 at 10:11 PM Mindspill

It's been 19 years in the making and the day finally arrived. The day that I thought would never come. After each statistic class. After every accounting class, After every crazy business math class, I grew stronger, yet wondered if this path would ever end. Yesterday meant the world to me and all I could think about was how I kept pushing despite the forces that were against me weather they were real or simply perceived. I'm happy that I stuck it out for the long haul. Tafari Stevenson-Howard, Eastern Michigan University GRADUATE!!! I am thankful for the Black spirits of my grandparents Essie/Edward Stevenson & Mary/Daniel Howard and most importantly my father Robert Howard that guide me through life. For you, I pour this libation of love, pride and triumph. I am thank for my daughters Olivia and Amelia who made this hard work necessary as I HAD to show them that it’s never too late to make great things happen. I wish they could have been there for this special moment. I am thankful for the countless friends who cheered me on after every semester and endured my non-stop complaining about papers and test etc. To my long time readers, I am thankful for you being there laughing with me as I made my way on this journey. And to the Black boys out there who were told that they couldn't, I stand here in testimony telling you that you can. You can! Mindspill

My next move???? Grad school! Last year I said that I was not going to go but now, I'm feeling invincible! I feel like I can make anything happen no matter how difficult the goal is.

See photos from my Graduation Sip & See Super Jump Off here...

17 Responses to “I Got My Education, I Got My Education, I Got My Education”

  1. mofunk Says:

    CONGRATS !! The class of scholars welcome you !

  2. Scrilliam Kosbsteinowitz Says:

    yes, yes, yes.

  3. Anna Says:

    Congratulations!!! And thank you for including us in the ride!

    See you in grad school…can’t wait to swap stories.

  4. los angelista Says:

    Aww! That smile is straight up EAR TO EAR! I love it and can’t tell you how happy I am for you. You are going to do GREAT in grad school ;)

  5. Stesha Says:

    I’m so happy for you!

    You’ve motivated me to go ahead and complete my last two semesters of college.

  6. toni Says:


  7. Mama Says:

    May u continue, to excel. Your mother.

  8. Carlotta Says:

    You got yo BACCALAUREATE!!

  9. Carlotta Says:

    PS…. I really am proud of you!! YOU GO YOU BLACK EDUCATED MAN!!

  10. MrsTDJ Says:

    Congrats on the accomplishment!!

  11. Sistaah Says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!! Reading your blog post brought tears to my eyes! I’m next!!

  12. Bethany Says:

    Congratulations, Tafari! You’ve worked so hard, and you deserve every success you earn with your perseverance!!!

  13. Elaine Jenkins Says:

    Congradulations, educated, talanted, and handsome, watch out world!

  14. Michelle Says:

    Tafari, I am so proud of you! Congratz!

  15. Tafari Says:

    Thx for all of the love friends! I really appreciate it!!!


  16. Brunsli Says:

    Congratulations!!! This is an awesome achievement and I wish you all good things!

  17. Tafari Says:

    Thx Chantal!!!!! Been a long time. Hope that you’re well!

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