When I transferred to the University of Memphis upon graduating Southwest Tennessee Community College, I looked for an honor society that displayed similar pillars of academics and service; I found that in Golden Key International Honour Society. This Society has given me the capabilities to believe in my leadership. Having formerly served in an auxiliary position as the Education and Literacy Service Director, it was a risk to become the President of Our Chapter. However, I felt a fiduciary duty to ensure my Chapter's success and seeking a higher Officer position was a way to do just that. It has been a challenge and I have risen to the occasion.
My son has witnessed my commitment to Golden Key International Honour Society. He has seen me perform leadership-based activities and I can only hope that he applies the same work-ethic to everything that he partakes. This impact is priceless as it reverberates through my child and I. I hope he walks through life living by his academic and life experiences, his service initiatives, and his leadership capabilities - it would be the ultimate form of imitation.
This is my second venture into college. Years prior, I graduated high school, went to college, and soon dropped out. I had soon given birth to my son and when he was past his formative years, I decided to return to college. This second venture has breathed new life into my academic dormancy. I feel that I have been given a chance to edit a chapter of my life that was lacking a clear outline. There is yet another stroke of the pen for my co-author and I; Golden Key International Honour Society has contributed to this impact.