Many college students struggle to find a balance between their school work and their ‘busy’ personal lives, yet this young mother just proved the old saying ‘if there’s a will, there’s a way,’ as she managed to finish her degree while bringing her toddler along to every single class.
Everyone had high hopes for Vin-zl Vincente after she was the valedictorian of her high school class, but when she became pregnant and gave birth to her daughter, Vianca, everyone assumed her life and dreams, which included graduating college, were over. Yet, Vincente knew she could achieve anything as long as she wanted it.
“I don’t regret anything because the moment you came into my life, everything changed, because of you, I matured. Childhood and being a young woman is what I may have lost when I got pregnant, but not my dreams and everything else that I know I can do. It’s true what they say: if you want it enough, there are many ways; if you don’t, there are many reasons,” Vincente wrote in a post to Facebook.
Rather than give up on her dream of going to college and graduating, Vicente enrolled at Cavite State University, in the Philippines, and began bringing her then 2-year-old daughter with her to every single class.
“I start crying when I think about all our hard work. It’s difficult being a student and a mother: when you’re taking an exam and carrying your sleeping child while answering exams with matching computation too. I was shaking and nervous then but I needed to answer the exam without waking you up; I wanted you to be comfortable even when I was not.”
Together, Vincente and Vianca passed calculus, accounting, basic finance and the rest of Vincente’s classes.
Vincente was determined to finish her degree without missing her child grow up, and despite the early mornings and late nights filled with school work and mommy-duty, the two finally made it to their graduation day after four years of hard work.
“I cry when I think about all of that… but I am lucky because I am the only college student who truly carries with her a lucky charm.”
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[Featured image credit: Facebook/Vin-zl Vicente]