This is the second post in a series of posts by Tamara, a Girls Gone Global member. This story follows how Tamara’s life started changing ever since she joined Girls Gone Global and had a support group of women to keep her going.

Part 2: My turning point in life

June 5th, 2018

I wanted to let you know, following on my last post, that I GOT ACCEPTED TO THE MASTER’S DEGREE!

First of all, I want to thank every single woman who took the time to message me with advice, wished me nice thoughts, gave me strength, and empathised with my situation.

I was driving from a long day at the internship, almost home, when I heard my phone’s email notification sound. I glanced quickly and saw the university’s I applied to name. My heart raced as I carefully parked my mom’s car. I immediately ran into the living room yelling at the top of my lungs to my parents “The results are in!”

I opened the email, took a couple of minutes to open up, my heart beating fast and I read “We are pleased to inform you…” Tears flowed out of my eyes like rivers going down my cheeks while laughing uncontrollably like crazy. I hugged both of my parents and I called some of my loved ones to give them the great news. And now finally, after a year of being lost, insecure, unsure and disappointed with myself, finally, I feel at peace.

Everything fell into place. I had, once again, a path to follow. A passion for what I will be doing. I felt valuable again.

To be honest, I hate to admit that this was the turning point that made me believe in myself again, that helped me see I am valuable and that I have potential. I should have never forgotten this in the first place, no matter the circumstances. We are all valuable, and we should never let ourselves forget that. That is something that GGG group has helped me realize.

I just want to say thank you to all the amazing GGG girls. Your comments were absolutely important and helped me remember who I was.

The next step: Unfortunately, I did not get a scholarship. I will be applying for a loan, which is a little scary, but I believe it is worth it.

I will be studying International Political Economy in Nanyang’s Technological University’s Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) in Singapore. Despite this being so different from my undergraduate degree, I plan to put all my effort to excel and take advantage of this unparalleled opportunity. Singapore is also one of the only three city-states in the world with so much potential and influence, and I just cannot believe that I will be living there for at least a year! I need to be there in July, just one month from now so I need to be quick.

Now I am a step closer to fulfilling my dreams, and I love every single girl in Girls Gone Global and I am, again, forever grateful for your comments, the group, and your lives… From the bottom of my heart, you are all amazing and remember I am here as a friend to anyone who would like to talk, meet, ask, or anything else.

Check out the first post in this series if you haven’t already, and read the third part here!

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