advice for graduates
It's eyes forward from here on in!
The world is yours. May your journey be all that you want and more. As the final notes of "Pomp and Circumstance" fade into
While it would probably be enough to just say "good luck" and "I love you," that's not all there is to say. Not by a long shot.
Kids love to stomp in puddles, fall out of trees, catch frogs in a ditch and ride anything with wheels. Be like they are and experience true freedom before life gives you a mortgage, kids, in-laws, 50 extra pounds, buffoon bosses and irritable bowel syndrome.
I have so many things I still need to teach you about how to be the amazing person I know you can be. You're already becoming her, and watching you turn into that woman you'll soon be each and every day has been the highlight of my life for the last 18 years.
As humans, we spend a lot of time looking back on our lives, analyzing where we've been and why. Then we spend a lot of time wondering what our future holds and figuring out how to get there.
I can never remember if the word 'commencement' means beginning or ending. My knee jerk reaction is to think that it means ending, though my writer's mind quickly corrects it.
Welcome to the real world, class of 2014. You're probably swamped with student loan debt, and just entering your chosen career field -- if you're lucky. But, now is the time to secure your financial future by taking charge today.
In her commencement address at Smith College, Arianna Huffington told the class of 2013, "Don't buy society's definition
We who are older know that it's rare to have it all, in any job. We know that entry-level positions are harder to find in today's constrained labor market. And we know that today's young graduates have a great deal to bring to the table and will benefit from formative early professional experiences.