By: Maquita Donyel

Gabrielle Turnquest, an 18 year old Florida native, was the youngest to graduate from Liberty University at the age of 16 with a Psychology degree; she did not stop there! Now,ย she is also the youngest person to pass the UK Bar Exam.

โ€œI am honored to be the youngest person to pass the Bar exams but really, I was not aware at the time what the average age was.ย I didnโ€™t fully realize the impact of it,โ€ Gabrielle told,ย The Telegraph.

I know that it’s Monday and NOT Fashion Friday (sawies), however what better topic to cover than an outstanding young woman that passes the bar at 18 and plan’s to practice in the Fashion Industry!ย 

In an interview she mentioned that she was always interested in fashion. ย She mentioned that although she initially considered entering the industry through Fashion Design, which she still may do in the future, she is looking forward to being apart of the industry in a different way.

How wonderful, right?



Notice that Gabrielle did not just settle for being the youngest to graduate from Liberty with a Psychology degree. Oh, but I’m sure many people told her she should.1. Do not settle for the second best version of yourself, aim to always be THE BEST version of yourself.

“Girl but you’re already doing so well, you’ve already done so much! Take a break! You’re young enjoy the time you have to be young”.

However, she went on accomplish another record! Getting

Gabrielle’s story is just a reminder that we should all aim to become our absolute best in every aspect of our lives. Whether we are stay at home moms or business women, we should focus our energy on what we can accomplish, instead of ย focusing on what we have accomplished. While taking a moment to enjoy your accomplishments is a great and necessary thing to do, there’s too much to be done to get too comfortable.

Always be on the look for ways to improve yourself and life around us.

2. Think outside of the box and the possibilities become endless.

If we want to accomplish something, we do not have to accomplish it the way most peopledo. Make your options and ideas ENDLESS with opportunity. Getting a law degree to enter the fashion industry, pretty brilliant! Now, she will get to learn the ins and outs of the industry and possibly without having to intern.

Congratulations Gabrielle!! We are so proud of you and so happy for you!


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