I am excited to write this post, because it seems like just yesterday when I was walking across the stage. There is no better feeling of putting on the attire for graduation and the stands filled with individuals that have gathered together to celebrate your success.
There are some students that may have different circumstances, for whatever reason they are not able to walk across the stage. It is just as important to celebrate your success as well, because you may still be receiving a diploma, but just at a later date.
Here are the Seven Lessons that Changed my Life...
1. Smile, Even When Life May Get a Little Messy
This one is self-explanatory...if you can find the strength to always smile, even when it seems like everything may be falling apart.
2. Don't Forget to Give Back
Always remember where you started and where you are now. I am a firm believer that I am never too busy to give back, there is always a way. Sometimes it can be as simple as sharing your story with someone or advice that has helped you along the way.
3. Don't Take Life too Seriously that you Forget to Laugh Along the Way.
Believe me, I think this one is one of my favorite.
4. After you Receive your Degree...Don't Stop Learning
I had a student recently email me a new resource this week entitled College Student Study Tips http://www.collegegrant.net/college-student-study-tips/ I was so excited to read about a new resource. Special Thanks to Nicole for showing me a new resource. Which leads me to my next lesson.
You have that piece of paper, well done. I think I have learned even more from being out of school. I always say learn one new thing a day, even if it is a life lesson :)
5. Always Remember to Say these Two Words: Thank You
6. Sometimes you May have to Travel Alone.
It is not always easy to stand alone, but sometimes it is is just as important as working as a team. I think it is important to know how to stand alone and to realize that sometimes we have to take a detour to find our way in life.
7. Don't Stop Growing
Congratulations to the Class of 2013, Reach for the Sky and Don't Stop Growing!!!!