On Friday, I got to watch my best friend walk across the stage and receive his M.S.  That was a good moment.

To everyone out there that graduated or will graduate this year, you are a star and the world is your oyster! I know it’s really hard to see it when you finish your degree, but you just accomplished something huge. Your whole life has been college for years and I know it might feel a bit empty, a bit weird, and you may feel a bit like everyone you know right now has a degree, but that is so not true. You accomplished something that not a lot of people accomplish, something difficult. Probably while working as many hours as you could, paying bills, etc.

Go out and do something fun. Celebrate. Maybe you already have a job lined up and that’s your exciting next step. Even if you don’t, go have a drink. Be proud of what you have accomplished. The next steps can wait.

If no one else says it, I’m proud of you.



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