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05/23/2011

Movin' Out, Movin' Up, Movin' On

Movin’ Out . . .

 

         Movin' Up  Movin' Up . . .

                                                               Movin’ On . . . Movin' On

 

Graduation! Graduating brings lots of changes. It is a time for defining what you want in life and how you plan to set and meet your goals. It requires action if you plan to be successful, however you define success. It requires far more than simply earning this piece of paper.

A Diploma, no duh

     Let’s begin with a profound truth: moving is hard. I’ve finished the year and it has been a year of big changes. My family has moved. My friends have graduated. I’m pondering what I need to do to be successful. My counselor always asks graduating seniors what advice they’d give high school freshmen. Yeah, you're on your own When she meets with them for the last time before graduation she lets them in on a secret: if they take the advice they give the incoming high school freshmen and apply that good advice to whatever college they Lightbulb Moment! end up at—WOW—it’s amazing how useful those thoughts are. Here are a few:

 

  • Just relax–it’s never that bad . . .
  • Enjoy the little things . . .
  • Freshman year is the easiest year so make As . . .
  • Take your first years seriously . . . don’t start out slowly . . . 
  • Befriend your teachers . . .
  • It really does go by in a blink of an eye . . .
  • Get ready for lots of work, but lots of fun too . . .
  • Don’t be scared
  • Get involved as much as you can . . .
  • Work hard from the beginning but have fun . . .
  • Grades–not video games–are important . . .
  • Service work is important . . .
  • GPA is key . . .
  • Don’t be afraid to join clubs . . . 
  • Challenge yourself . . .
  • Don’t be scared to step out of your comfort zone . . .
  • Study hard and don’t burn bridges . . .
  • Don’t slack off . . .
  • Do your homework . . . stay organized . . .
  • Ask questions . . .
  • Don’t get caught up in the drama . . .
  • Don’t hesitate or you lose . . .
  • Have fun, but don’t procrastinate . . .
  • Your first year will define the other three–take advantage of that . . .
  • Seriously–try your hardest because it will bite you if you don’t . . .
  • Keep working hard and finish strong . . .
  • Enjoy the little things . . .

 Remember to do what you love and be really good at what you do. Always be willing to learn and adapt, and you’ll not only love what you do, but you’ll also be able to change with Yes, those are mine the times and take care of yourself.

Right now I’m headed out to take one last look at the bay, get a snack (ahem, donuts), and take a little rest.  Keep on movin’ up!

 

Clyde

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Great info! It is so Important to Always be willing to learn and adapt. I stumbled across your blog as a fellow college student. Keep up the good work!

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