- A proud South African woman recently headed online to reminisce and celebrate about the day she graduated with her PhD
- In her heartwarming post, she also encouraged people not to give up on their goals, even if it takes years
- Many impressed people shared heartwarming comments with her in the replies section
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A proud woman, Dr Reneé Minnaar, recently headed to Facebook to share with Varsity World an inspiring post about how despite it taking her 15 years to achieve, she finally got a PhD three years ago.
"Would you work 15 years - that's 5 475 days - to achieve your dream? I still get chills thinking about my PhD graduation day in 2017 - celebrating my 15 years of hard work. It's a feeling of accomplishment that is hard to put into words.
"YOUR dream may be non-academic, but my question is, what would YOU do to achieve your dream?
"On your way to your dream - take an unpaid internship, volunteer at a non-profit, start a small business, offer your help, find a mentor, gain work and life experience while you are job hunting... Use the skills, knowledge and resources that you have."
She then inspires people to continue to push for their dreams to come through even if it takes them longer than they expected. Locals loved it. Read a few of their comments below:
Leslé Ince-Garcia said:
"Congratulations Dr! Thank you for the inspiring message! May your journey ahead be abundantly blessed in every way."
Ditabza Dita Dee Dita said:
"A big congratulations to you, I'm truly inspired by your words."
In more inspiring YEN.com.gh news, another young black South African woman will be gracing a local High Court with her presence as an attorney - and we are here for it. The young lady recently headed online to celebrate finally being admitted.
The heartwarming post, which was made by @thembi_kola, features some beautiful pictures to celebrate the exceptionally special occasion. In one of the pics she poses proudly by herself while the other one features her mom, who is undoubtedly proud of her hardworking, ambitious, and determined young daughter.
"Hey mom, we won," she captioned the post very proudly on Twitter recently.
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