I’ve just finished my bachelor’s in Music Education and I have to say it feels great. I know, in my blog I post nothing about music so it seems kind of weird but I love clothes and shoes (Typical woman stuff). It’s been a hard and bumpy six years of my life. I’ve made some awesome and dumb decisions, matured, laughed and cried through this process. I’ve learned that good things come to those that wait and that honor roll is just a title (I know a few people that don’t have a fancy title but are kick-ass smart.)
Now that I’m on the other side of the mountain I feel a great need to give thanks to those that helped me through my journey. First and foremost, I need to thank God. I believe in him and what he represents and I know that he has helped me through. I want to thank my family, especially my Mom. Mom, you’ve been there through thick and thin never once gave up on me. No matter what, you always put my studies first and made sure I pulled through. I’d like to thank my Dad for supporting me economically and being there in the most interesting and crazy way possible. Not to be disrespectful but Dad, you didn’t believe in my dreams and thought I was wasting my time. You thought music was just a hobby not a profession. So I thank you for giving me the chance to prove you and everyone else that thinks the same wrong. I would like to thank my brothers and sister in the U.S.A. for being there for me and defending me (you guys know what I’m talking about). Thanks for all the good times; I always crack up when we’re together.
I want to thank all my professors for giving me the knowledge that I have today. I’ve learned plenty and I know it will help me in my future career. To the professors that have not only helped me academically but also emotionally, thank you for your words of wisdom (Yanila Navarro, Debra Seals, Ariel Ramírez). Thank you Andrés Valcarcel for letting me participate in Orquestra (and thanks for your patience when the pieces just wouldn’t come out right). Thank you to all the professors that were hypocrites with me. I know who you are and I forgive your ignorance.
And last but not least, to all my friends that saw me laugh, cry, scream, etc. You guys helped me survive the emotional storms. We made great memories together through the years. If one thing is for sure it’s that I will never forget you wherever I go. You are my family and have made me realize that true friends do exist. I need to give thanks to my best friend and my boyfriend, Pablo. There are a lot of things I couldn’t have done or at least gotten away with if it weren’t for you. Thank you for being there for me when you had every right to leave me. Thanks Lily and Karl for giving me a helping hand when I mostly needed it and for making me smile when all I knew what to do was cry. Both of you have been angels that cook and fix things awesomely (LOL). Thanks Jaime for helping me in my music and discussing philosophy and religion until late at night. Thanks Isa for hanging out with me in Costello Hall to talk about random stuff. To Lilliana, thank you for helping me in voice and makeup. I haven’t seen you much lately; hopefully I’ll see you soon. Thanks Stephanie for those random funny moments and the words of comfort you have texted me when I felt like a bowl of crap. And last but not least, thanks Dany and Gaby for all your crazy and moronic series of events. I swear we could make a sitcom and end up filthy rich. Believe it or not I think you guys are saints.
Now that I’ve finished my journey called Bachelor’s I prepare myself for my next mission…Master’s. This one’s going to be tougher but after all I’ve been experienced, I think I’m ready for the challenge. It’s been a pleasure meeting and caring all of those I thanked. Some of them I will see more than others yet I will love you all the same. And as my fourth grades told me I shall say to you all…I will say goodbye with my mouth but never with my heart.