Optometrist Celebrates Graduation, Scores Dream Job: "It Took 7 Years"

Optometrist Celebrates Graduation, Scores Dream Job: "It Took 7 Years"

- A local optometrist is inspiring Mzansi with her determination after finally graduating seven years into her studies

- The beauty had many challenges along the way, like falling pregnant and being dropped by her financial aid, but says she wants to encourage others with her story

- Mzansi took to the comments section to wish the woman well

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One local lady is definitely proving it's never too late to turn your situation around. After Fortunate Makgeru got accepted to study for her dream career at university, the journey to graduation proved an uphill battle for the determined young lady.

The young woman had begun her studies towards becoming an optometrist back in 2014. Fortunate says she never really felt as smart as the other students but kept coming back year after year hoping she might do better academically.

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‘It Took Me 7 Years’: Woman Finally Celebrates Graduation, Scores Dream Job
This beautiful graduate and mama is doing it all at her own time. Images: Varsity World/Facebook, Fortunate Makgeru/Facebook
Source: Facebook

After continuously failing modules over and over, the young woman was let go by her financial aid and had to find other ways to fund her studies. She also managed to juggle her studies with the many challenges of motherhood after falling pregnant back in 2018.

Her inspiring story was shared by the popular student forum Varsity World this week

She writes:

"If a few a years back someone told me I will be a qualified Optometrist and contact lens practitioner one day I wouldn’t have believed them because my academic journey was a tough one. I am writing this to inspire those who feel like giving up, to hold on.
"Reading this you’ll realise it took me 7 years to complete a 4-year course. I kept telling myself that time isn’t a factor, the prize is... No matter how difficult it was, God was there. Today it’s paying the bills, no matter how long it took me to complete."

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The encouraging young woman had Mzansi's hearts melting. Check out some of the good wishes for Fortunate in the comments section:

Ayanda Mthiyane:

"Thank you for choosing success over everything."

Duifie Mankwane:

"Truly inspiring, it is people like you who make us believe and stay hopeful. Well done dear."

Mihle Mapitiza:

"Wow babe I needed to hear this coz am also struggling to cope with this online thingy, but you know what I am not going to give up. Congratulations, thank you for sharing and the good God continue to bless you even more further…"

Lebogang Jay:

"God's timing is everything."

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Meanwhile, Briefly News previously reported that Mzansi has gained another beautiful graduate and has welcomed her with open arms.

Taking to Twiter, Shanaaz Speelman celebrated finally coming to the end of her studies and has now become the proud owner of a law degree. Shanaaz's post features some snaps of herself looking breathtakingly beautiful as she decided to pair her cap and gown with a figure-hugging long champagne dress with heels to complete the look stunningly.

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"A first generation LLB graduate," she captioned the amazing post.

Meanwhile, many were blown away by how beautiful she looked and were soon sharing many sweet compliments. A lot of them also took the time to share hearty congratulatory messages with the stunner. Read some of their comments below:

@FirstLadyTshepi said:

"This is such a wonderful achievement Shanaaz Well done! wishing you all the best with your career going forward, may you serve with pride and you're beautiful honey.#ShanaazTheGraduateWoman student #ShanaazTheLawGraduate"

@MaboeNdi said:

"Congratulations. You are beautiful and yoh your dress!"

@Andiswadlamiin1 said:

"Congratulations ma'am, I'm also getting there...first year but Sofika."

@Slebu_Dimples said:

"The simplicity and elegance of your dress. Congratulations."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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