Why My Degree Meant Nothing

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I have always been a dedicated person. I have always put in 100 percent effort into everything I do. I guess you could say I am an “all or nothing” type of gal. I went to school and studied Journalism. I also went to grad school to study Mass Communications. I have done all you can do academically.

Do I work in the journalism field? No. Do I have any regrets? No. 

I have worked somewhere for over five years. I can’t say it has always been the best or most fulfilling experience but it definitely pays the bills. It takes a lot of hard work and self motivation but I have powered through.

I refuse to ever stop following my dreams and this “grind” has become an essential part of my long-term success. It is part of my mission to get to where I want to go and this has not always been easy to understand.

Some days are better than others but at one point I lost my spark. I am fully admitting it. I became a zombie in my waking life because I couldn’t understand why I was where I was and why I was still there.

One day I experienced a mental shift. Instead of dreading where I was in the present moment, I decided to embrace my present moment to the fullest. I started waking up excited to tackle the day ahead of me. I decided to take action not because I was told but because I wanted to make a difference.

The small victories are the best victories no matter where you are in your life. I am now excited and thankful each day that I wake. I look forward to all the beauty that surrounds me daily and it is paying off, literally. I was just offered a raise with the potential of many more to come.

I now go to work and embrace the career I have created for myself. My present has finally become what I always dreamed my future would be and all it took was a little change of heart.

My degree didn’t teach me to shift my mentality. My degree did not teach me to be adaptable. My degree did not teach me to be present at every stage in my life. I don’t regret going to school. I love learning and loved every second in the classroom. Life is the real degree. I am in the midst of greatness today.

Choose to embrace present. Choose to embrace your dreams.

Love Deeply and Forever,


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Author: Karen Dominique

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