Graduations remind me of how awesome people are.

Now I’m talking about high school graduations here because let’s just face the fact that kindergarten graduates aren’t about to take over the world.

Ready to take on the world . . . not quite yet.

Graduation is such an exciting time. You’re looking forward to college or a “real” job. Everything is new and look! Independence! It is as fun as it looks (but it’s still nice to come home).

You have opportunities ahead of you in a time where you’re able to be spontaneous. I’m talking about 2am doughnut runs and jamming to Let it Go in the Walmart parking lot sort of spontaneous here. Aiming high, folks. From someone who’s in the middle of that: it rocks. The whole world is at your fingertips and it’s your time to grow into the person you are meant to be.

You’ve got all these crazy adventures to look forward to and enjoy. But at the same time, you have responsibilities.

Ugh. Right?


It’s not that bad, people.

Remember when you were little and all you wanted was to be grow up because it looked so cool? Well guess what? Now you are. We’ve all got lots to learn, but in the eyes of society you’re now an adult.

Except for when you’re in a haunted house . . .

And with that comes bills you have to pay, relationships you have to work on, and other people you have to answer to. You have to earn your way in the world now, graduates! It’s probably not going to be easy, but it’s going to be worth it.

There is so much you can do with your life. Right now we’re young and independent and learning, so take the time to work on becoming the best version of yourself. You have talents and gifts that God gave to you specifically for a reason. Hopefully you have an idea of what those gifts are to be able to use and develop them. If not, start volunteering and reading about potential jobs and talking with people! Especially if you’re going to college, there is no better time in your life to work on who you are and what you’re made of. It’s a time to solidify your beliefs and dream big,

You’re about to embark on a new adventure, and here’s what I have to say: always give 100%. At least you’ll have a good story if it was a bad idea. And if you give 100% in the everyday important things, you’ll be going places in no time.

Your whole life is a story yet to be told. Regardless of when you graduate (next year, next week, or 20 years ago), it’s your job now to give back to the world and make it a better place. Life is one big adventure, and with companions by your side, and God to guide you, you’re in for the ride of your life. Literally.

So hold on! Adventure is out there. No matter who you are or where you are in your life, you are meant for greatness in whatever you are doing. Own your adventure.


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