When I saw this I could not wait to blog it and share it with anyone willing to read it. Some people will make every excuse under the sun to avoid going to school or back to school. I’ve heard it all from, “I can’t afford it”, and “I don’t have enough time” to “I’m too old”. Well this 99-year old woman should shut a lot of people up. Audrey Crabtree could have given up and convinced herself that she was too old, that it was too late, and that it wouldn’t benefit her this late in life to earn her high school diploma. But she didn’t.
Audrey knew that she was only short of one credit when she dropped out of high school in 1932 due to a swimming and diving accident. Instead of dismissing this fact, she instead contacted her old high school to see what she could do to finish what she started. Not only was she granted her diploma, the school also presented her with her last report card and school memorabilia from the era when she first attended, which also included a jacket and homecoming pins. This entrepreneur of over 28 years could have been satisfied with her other accomplishments, but earning her degree was of great importance to her—-and once her mind was focused on achieving that goal, she didn’t stop until she was finished. This truly is a lesson for all of us. Never ever ever ever ever give up and don’t settle for “can’t” and “impossible”.
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