In honor of Throw Back Thursday….I’m chatting about Graduation today! I’ve had some version of this post in my head since March, and I think I’m finally able to articulate my feelings and thoughts.
Middle School Sucks. If you loved Middle School you must have lived inside a show on the Disney Channel. While there were some fine moments, and I grew up a lot, I wouldn’t want to go through those years again, ever.
- High School on the other hand, I would do again, only if these people were still with me. Sure there were some moments I wasn’t proud of, but overall I think it was a good experience. I would not say that High School was the best days of my life.
- College was another learning experience, and if I did that again, I would do most things completely differently. I would still go to Gustavus, but I would have been involved in more diverse activities. I made a rule for myself not to get overly involved the first year of college because I was too involved in High School. And I think I should have tried a few more things when I was a freshman. I think I would have found some opportunities that would have been a good fit for my personality and development.
- Post – College life has been full of ups and downs. While there were times that I wished I was still in a college campus bubble, the last couple years especially have had some great experiences that I wouldn’t have had in college, or I wouldn’t have appreciated if I were still in college.
My Advice to those Graduating…. or in any of the middle school, high school, or college bubbles. It gets better. People change. You will change. Things will be harder. Some things will be easier. You will always have times of struggle, and there will be times of peace. Keep learning and you’ll be okay.
What advice would you give someone graduating?