I wasn't surprised by the amount of nice comments and congratulatory messages received as this community is awesome. I did manage to attract a couple of tweets which weren't as, well, congratulatory. They focused on the fact that the certificates didn't have any real value - meh 😒. Whilst what they tweeted didn't really bother me, I thought it important to share my responses so other people who come across the same attitude can see things in a better perspective.
Yes, technically, the certificates don't hold value, but then neither does our university degree right? The value these items hold are the blood, sweat, and tears we put in. The hundreds of hours of effort and time. The sacrifice. And the knowledge gained.
So if anyone tries to downplay your achievements - just let them know. But more importantly, make sure you know exactly what the each milestone you achieve means. And celebrate like a boss 👑.
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