Life update (Graduation)

This past week I had the privilege of attending the Grand Canyon University commencement for my completion of my Master of Science in Psychology. This is what I penned that day……..

I remember feeling defeated when I opened my financial aid award letter. There simply wasn’t enough money available to cover my tuition for school that year. At the age of 18, I had no other choice, but to put off my education for an additional year. Nevertheless, what was meant to be a year turned into several. At one point I was almost certain that I would never accomplish what I had set out to do.

Fast forward to 10/17/2019, today, I am celebrating the completion of Master of Science in Psychology…. and no, I didn’t finish it in the time frame that I originally desired. Nevertheless, life took me on a journey that provided the perfect life experience that I needed to accompany my education.
Perhaps you too are facing a delay in the arrival of your dream. If so, I encourage you to remain faithful to keeping it alive. Meanwhile, embrace the journey and trust that the creator is taking you through a process to develop you into the person that He created you to be.

Unapologetically yours,

John Eli


Published by John Eli

I am a self-awareness coach (coach for humans), life strategist, blogger and speaker. I’ve spent over 21 years mentoring individuals in life skills, career transitions, relationships, and life recovery. My resume includes pastoral care, behavioral health, and higher education. From an early age, I realized that God created me to bring hope, healing and encouragement to others. I am currently living out my purpose by creating a space where people can rediscover and become all that they were created to be. I currently live in the beautiful state of Arizona with my wife, two dogs, and an antique piano whom I call, “Betty.”

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