This is a guest post by Amie Lotzer, a student at our Rockford campus.
My time spent at Tricoci University seamed to last forever, but at the same time I can not believe that it is time for me to graduate. When I first signed up to attend, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Being a mother of four I was concerned that it was too late in life to attempt this challenge. After a lot of prayer and support from my family, I started my journey. I was very nervous, but a small voice told me to not be afraid. I set out to do my very best knowing the sacrifice everyone was making to make this all possible. It wasn’t easy! I was challenged mentally, physically and spiritually. But it helped me grow. And this is something I’ve always been drawn to. When I was out of high school I had a chance to attend a beauty college but I went to school for commercial art instead because I did not understand and respect the profession of a hairdresser. Now that I have attended school at Tricoci University, I have nothing but the utmost respect for hairdressers.
I have made many new friends that I hope to stay in touch with and feel that we were meant to be in class together. I was also able to meet Mario himself shortly after starting school, which was very exciting for me. One of the goals for me was to be here every day and receive 100% on all my tests. And while this wasn’t possible, I know I did reach my goal of sharing my love for life every day with those around me. When I leave here I will be volunteering with hospice to help those in need. In five years I see myself working for a company that can use all of my skills combined, possibly in a management position.
My message to all of you: thank you, thank you, thank you! Thank you for your time, support and wisdom that helped me along this journey.