Only The Beginning

Spring is in the air.

Flowers are blooming in new beginnings and so are this year’s graduates.

For me it is both a time of reflection and looking to the future.

I graduated from high school in 1999, with my Bachelors in 2003, and with my doctorate in 2010. 

Every year at this time I am reminded of those turning points in my life as I take great pleasure in congratulating my graduating seniors.

I want to encourage them to relish their accomplishment because it is a milestone and a testament to their hard work and dedication. 

I also want to encourage them to look forward with the same sense of enthusiasm and purpose that walked them across the stage. 

Graduation is an accomplishment but it is not the finish line. As we graduate we successfully close one chapter in order to begin another. 

This is the advice I offer my students and the favor I ask is that they let me know how the new chapter develops. 

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