Did my degree get me a job?
No, but it got me noticed.
Did I learn everything needed to do the job in school?
No, but I learned how to learn new things.
Did I know what I would be doing five, ten, fifteen years after graduating?
No, but there were always new problems to solve or a need to simply get stuff done.
Did every new job come with a raise?
No, but each new job allowed me to grow professionally.
Did I do it alone?
No, I had—and still have—support from others every step of the way.