Jodi Sta. Maria is officially a college graduate! The 39-year-old actress made the announcement on her social media today, June 23, where she wrote a heartwarming message about her latest achievement.
"Success comes to those who want it," she writes on her Instagram caption. "And sometimes you have to ask yourself 'how much do I want this?
"I dreamt of finishing my schooling ever since I entered show business and today, after more than a decade, marks the fulfillment of that dream. After 4 long years, I am here graduating from college."
Jodi now holds a degree in Psychology from Southville International School and Colleges. In the same post, she shared her graduation photos, as well as shots of her diploma!
Graduating from college was no easy task for the actress, who didn't take a hiatus from work while pursuing her studies.
She continued, "In school, whenever I faced a seemingly insurmountable task, I'd always push myself and say 'it can be done.' I knew that God was with me all through out my college life and I kept holding on to his promise that I can do all things through Him who gave me strength and supplied me with more than I needed according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus. God is always faithful to his word."
Jodi didn't simply finish her degree—she graduated with flying colors, too! She also received the Dean's Merit (or coloquially, the "Dean's List") from the college, which means that the actress' grades were above average. So impressive!
"I share this milestone with everyone who has supported me through the years—my teachers, my family, my management team, my friends," says Jodi. "Thank you for letting me reach my stars. To God be all the glory, honor and praise."
Wrapping up her post, Jodi shares an inspiring message to everyone like her who wants to pursue a dream of theirs later in life:
"Remember, it is never too late, and you are never too old to reach your stars."
Jodi's graduation ceremony also happened today. And based on this post on Instagram stories, she attended the event virtually.
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