Whenever I speak about my life’s fulfilling experiences, SOE does not go unmentioned. It was the year 2014 where my life changed, experientially and epistemologically. The course content and particularly the research skills garnered have made me who I am today, that of being a research officer. The physical and psycho-social environments were encouraging, warm, supportive and almost familial. When I embarked on completing my thesis, with a 2 month old baby, I would meet with my supervisor and she held my baby while I made my jottings. I was pushed, some days I felt beyond my limits, until I realized that truly we are as limited as we dictate. Upon completing my thesis and all taught courses I felt as though I was set on a launching pad for take-off. Earning the awards for academic excellence and for being the most outstanding graduate for the batch of 2016 were just icing on the cake.