“Yes, I could have finished my studies 4 years but it has been 7 years and I’m about to graduate. I needed time to face my demons. When I started I was only 20 years old and barely knew anything about life or who I was. Education is a way to grow and learn but it’s not the only form. Sometimes you need to live a little in order to find yourself. I needed those extra years to become the person that I am today. So you ask me what happened.. I guess life is what happened.”

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