A yellow scroll
fixed in my grip,
Just to see them smile,
This is for you Mak and Daddy.
The journey to complete my Masters at University of Malaya (UM) was not as bliss as it look like. Prior registering at UM, I planned to pursue at Universiti Malaysia Terengganu and it did not turn out as I wanted to. Thus, moving forward I came back to Selangor and looked up for opportunities. Somehow I was moved to check UM's website and registered for this Masters course.
Scholarship was not available back then as MyBrain was just put into hold that year, thus I decided to still pursue and work as research assistant to help with my fees. Juggling with work and studies was not as easy as I thought. But I still was persistent to finish this course within 1 year in a half. I realised that things was so hard to handle at one point but I kept on going and said, this will eventually make Mak and Daddy happy.
And so, I persevered.
Semester by semester goes by and the final lap (a.k.a final semester), I was working on the mini research project and anxiety strikes. It was a battle with myself and the thesis. God knows how much I've been through. When I thought things were crumbling down, I still prayed for the best. And by the time the results were announced, all I could do was sujud syukur and say Alhamdulillah.
I finally graduated with Lulus Cemerlang a.k.a With Distinction.
And look at this smiles, masyaallah.
Allah is so kind to bless me with this results.
Daddy was saying,
The journey of getting this scroll involves so many people for the success to be obtained. Syukur, alhamdulillah.Mak helped so much with household work to ensure I eat nutritious food, clean clothes, sufficient love and fees paid on time.
Daddy works on encouraging me daily.
Adik motivates me lending an ear to my miseries and joy.
Abang's family entertained me every time they visit me.
Lecturers thought me the essence of sustainability science course.
Friends cheered me up.
All for this day.
A beautiful one.
The happiness of graduating enveloped,
Extinguishing the pain I've experienced,
It was definitely worth the pain.
Just remember graduates, our success is not solely ours. Stay humble with our education and never stop seeking knowledge as it has no end.
What's next, Yana? We'll see what happens.
Good luck, Yana :)