Azeem Khan ( @Azeem Khan
) has his #lights
#TBT #sentimental post 😰: Just under two weeks ago, I sat for my #IronRing ceremony. For any undergraduate about to complete a Canadian #Engineering program, the ceremony confers the responsibilities and duties of a professional engineer onto the matriculating student.
I've talked about this moment so often with so many people over the years that I've lost track, haha. For so long, the idea of even getting to the point of receiving my own ring was a pipe dream. God, getting through this program has been so hard. I remember back in 2014 that amidst a seriously extensive period of depression and anxiety, I was so ready to give up and drop out of McGill. Why continue this rigorous program, I felt, if it seemed like nothing I did was right? If it seemed like all I could do was fail?
A couple years of building and growing later, I'm almost done with my degree with ten or so credits left until convocation. And the ring that I now wear every day on my right-hand little-finger symbolizes that hey, even though I'm not the most brilliant student and I struggled immensely, I too made it to this point.
To top it off, what a pleasure to have had some really close friends be there to celebrate with me. It goes without saying that the support from these guys through the highs and lows was, and is, so appreciated. Thanks for believing in me!