Graduation season is upon us. As doors swing wide for those in caps and gowns who are leaving high school, college, and the service academies, we wanted to share some food for thought for those graduating—and their friends and family members:
- Take satisfaction. It is easy to get caught up in all the pomp and circumstance. Even while recent grads run from ceremonies to celebrations, make sure time is spent reflecting on actual achievement, and all the work it stands for.
- Remember the feeling. Students might not realize it now, but it isn’t every day that you get to feel the swell of pride that comes with receiving a diploma. Remember how it feels—you never know when you might need that sort of inspiration down the road.
- Look forward. You’ve reveled, you’ve remembered, and now it is time to think about the future. Be it another degree, an assignment, or a new job, think about what is coming. Looking forward keeps you moving forward—one of the keys to achieving even more.
Share this post with your favorite graduates and add your own wisdom.
Congratulations to all of the graduates and good luck with your next ventures!
If you are a military spouse and the thrill of graduation is inspiring you to think about going back to school, check out the Military Spouse Education Initiative to learn about resources that are designed to make degrees financially attainable.