I know it doesn't sound like a big deal but to be truthful, my marks were consistently shit in high school, never payed any attention and people have always told me I wouldn't stand a chance in University, let alone a program almost entirely dedicated to math in the first year. Everyone told me just to give up and try something else and it really bummed me out. I worked my ass off the past few months learning Uni courses, programming and the such to be simply be eligible to apply.
Today was my birthday, not a big deal, woke up like any other morning expecting nothing different. My parents both approach me with huge smiles on their face and asked if I was ready for my birthday present. I open a gift from my parents, some assorted pieces of clothes and beneath it all, an acceptance letter to my University of choice and the program I've dreamed of since I was a child. After two wasted years in College right out of high school, I felt like I finally accomplished something in my life and I have never been happier.
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