Day 5: Support (Freestyle) #SteeleThankful Challenge

Day 5: Support (Freestyle) #SteeleThankful Challenge

I can’t believe it’s Day 5 already, and if you search the #SteeleThankful tag on social media you will read some truly inspiring stories.

When I decided to use the freestyle option every five days I wanted everyone that participated to put their own spin on what they are #SteeleThankful for.

So, today I’m choosing SUPPORT.

I’m still unpacking at my new crib, and I came across this letter.  It was my acceptance letter into my graduate program.  I remember being hesitant about applying because of my previous situation.  Will they accept me?

Well, if you know I like to take risk.  Actually riding the wave of faith I would say.  I decided to move back to North Carolina with no place to stay.  That’s how bad I wanted to finish grad school.

Now this is where the support comes in.  One of my closest friends says to me, “Use my mother’s address until you can get yourself a place of your own, and she said you can stay with her.” Let me tell you when we had this conversation I was not accepted yet.  I packed up all of my belongings, drove from Michigan to North Carolina.  Made an appointment with the Dean of the School.  Met with her, and she had her assistant type up this letter on the spot.

None of this would have been possible without the support of my adopted families in North Carolina.  I originally moved to North Carolina in 2008 by myself, but when I tell you that will always be home because of the strong support system I have there I mean it!

I’m #SteeleThankful for the Support of my friends and family.  Both near and far.  They are the reason I am here today!

What are you #SteeleThankful for?

Steele Thankful 2016

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