You have worked hard and have accomplished an amazing thing! Congrats to you and your efforts, they have truly paid off! You are about to enter the next stage of your life. This is a stage that is both exciting and challenging, a stage of endless possibilities, a stage that doesn’t have a clear reward system like school. In the next few years, you will realize that you are the only one who can truly measure your success. It’s all up to you! Surround yourself with people who will support you, challenge you and want to only see you be better! Build your foundation on yourself, not on someone else, and do not settle for less than you deserve. Don’t hold on to people too tightly. Don’t lose sight of what you want and dream. Know that nothing is set in stone, especially your plans. Roll with the punches and embrace the chaos, because sometimes something greater can come from it. Life is full of contradictions sometimes, relish it.
And, don’t forget…
Here’s to my nerd friends who showed off their nerdom on their day!