This phrase sounds odd in my head… but I felt like a winner when I graduated from college.
Like actually going to college, I had no idea what to expect, and graduation brought the same feeling. I did need an extra year on top of what was the average then (4 years). But I’d rather take an entire extra year than go through the motions of graduation and still have to take classes after the fact.
But that was the last time I felt like a winner. I was the first person in a long time to have gotten a degree from a university, so it was also a proud moment. Family came to the graduation, and there were just smiles all over.
Good times all around.