With my bachelor’s degree within reach, I just have to come up with $75 to pay for the graduation fee, I am feeling at a complete loss. I felt so strongly that teaching was what I was supposed to do. The struggles and blocks I faced while pursuing my degree were extensive. I took them in stride; I felt I was being tested to work hard and persevere. I just needed to prove that this was what I wanted and the path I was meant to be on. Despite the struggles to finish each semester, I did just that and I persevered and pushed through. Three separate semesters presented major roadblocks to student teaching. These roadblocks were not small, they prevented student teaching and after the third one, I had to take a step back and reevaluate what path I was supposed to be following. At this point in time, teaching is not in my cards. When something speaks that loudly, it pays to heed the notice. I will pay the fee; I will obtain the degree I struggled to earn, which is starting to feel a bit useless at this point. I know I can be stubborn and perhaps that is an additional lesson that I should have taken the time to step back, to breath, to consider why finishing was causing such a struggle. I will get beyond this, I will find a the path I am meant to be on, and when it finally comes it will be all the sweeter.