Congratulations to the high school graduates of the school year 2013-2014. You’ve made it.
You’ve endured twists and turns, ups and downs, and things spinning in circles. You’ve discovered people and subjects that have made a huge impact, for better or for worse, on your life. You’ve taken major steps with your life. Sometimes they were forward, these steps. Other times, they were backwards. You’ve lived with rumors about you, you’ve possibly helped spread rumors yourself. Through it all, you have survived.
What you have planned for your future will undoubtedly change. Where you see yourself and where you will actually be one year, two years, and five years from now are two different things. Life has twists and turns. You will stumble along the way. You will be challenged in ways you never thought possible. You’ll make new friends. You’ll discover more about yourself, about you like and what you don’t like, as the years roll by.
Some of you have plans to attend college. Good for you. Keep learning, keep growing. College will be tougher than what you can imagine, but it will be worth the experience.
Some of you simply plan to find a job and just work for a while. College isn’t in your immediate future. Good for you, but know that the learning doesn’t stop because you’re no longer in school. Jobs require training so keep learning, keep growing. If you decide to attend college later in life, that is entirely up to you. Know that you can do it.
Congratulations to the college graduates of the school year 2013-2014. You’ve made it!
You’ve earned a degree, be it an Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s, or PhD. You’ve proven to yourself that all of your hard work has paid off. It’s a brand new world all over again. You already know that your life probably hasn’t panned out the way you intended, and you’re becoming okay with that. Some of you have found your significant others. Some of you pushed through while married, married with children, or just with children. You’ve managed course work with jobs, friends, and family obligations. You’ve pulled through. The future is whatever you want it to be.
Congratulations to the students graduating. You guys are awesome!