Kelly Clarkson rocks!!
Check out her cover of
Walkin After Midnight.
Patsy Cline is still one of my favorite artists and
Video is no longer up.... if anyone knows where this can be located let me know!!!!


Friday, May 6, 2011

It's all over but the crying?

Well, I did it. It took a while, a lot of tears, pain, and many late nights but I did it.

As of last night, I am now officially graduated from college. It was something that my mom and dad both wanted for me, for all of us. They always said that education was a key to a better future and for the most part they were correct. It is a key that opens the door but that only lets you in to a maze of doors, hallways, and doubt. It is still up to you to take advantage of the situation and capitalize on your skills, knowledge and experiences.

Is this the end of my education? No, no it isn't. I still have certifications to study for and take as well as seriously looking at what options are available to me to continue on to a Bachelors in Computer Science. Down the road, perhaps a Masters. I am not sure how that will play out so I have to play it by ear.

In the end, however, I have reached a goal that I set for myself. Reached hell, I exceeded it. I set a goal to graduate with at least a 3.50 GPA. I graduated with a 3.66 GPA. That was great. In addition to that I was recognized as the Outstanding Student in Business Computer Systems. Add to that my membership in one of the most prestigious honors society, Phi Theta Kappa. Then I my graduated Magna Cum Laude. Cap it off with the respect of many of my professors, fellow students, and several of the staff of Darton College.

Whew. That's a lot. Isn't that enough?

No, I want more.

To do that I will have to work harder, try new things, and not be afraid to fail. These are just some of the things my parents tried to tell me about when I was a child, an unruly teenager, and a young adult. It took me falling down just about as far as I could to realize that what they tried to instill in me got through, somehow.

I dedicate my graduation to both my mother, Nancy Frankovich, and my father, Kenneth Frankovich. I miss you tremendously but I hope that where ever you may be you were watching, you are proud, and most of all you are together.

I understand now. Truly, I understand.

Mike