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A Letter To 2015 Graduates: “This is only the beginning”

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Dear 2015 Graduate,

Congratulations!!! After countless hours of studying, many late nights, and probably a lot of shed tears, you can officially call yourself a graduate of ___________ (fill in said college, university, or program here).

You have  devoted so much time to accomplishing this goal and your efforts have not gone unnoticed. More importantly, we thank you for sticking through it and accomplishing the very thing you set out for. If you take a second and think about it, some of the people you started this journey with are not here to complete it with you. Regardless of their individual reasons, this goes to show you just how vast this accomplishment is. Everyone isn’t fit for this.

As you go on to pursue your individual careers we ask that you always unapologetically be yourself and forever walk in your purpose. Now, more than ever, you have a very important role to play in our society. The world is counting on you to chase your dreams, pursue your passion and leave your mark wherever you go. You are a piece to a much bigger puzzle and we need you!

Now, it goes without saying that you probably have some fears and that’s perfectly normal. Let’s face it, things got real, real fast. However, it is imperative that you never let your fears hinder you from continuously and relentlessly pushing toward greatness.

Times will not always be easy and sometimes you may need a helping hand. Newsflash: It’s okay to ask for help. You’ll be a better person because of it.  Never for a second should you ever think you are in this journey called life alone. You’re not. There are countless people rooting and cheering you on every step of the way. It’s almost like your personal fan club and they want nothing more, than to see you succeed.

As you cross that stage and pick up your degree keep in mind, you did this! You put in the work, you overcame obstacles, you kicked ass and most importantly, you never gave up. Take this very moment and let it serve as a blueprint for the rest of your life. Put in the work, overcome obstacles, kick ass, and never, we repeat, never give up.

This only the beginning. The world is at your finger tips and it is really all up to you. Take the world by storm and give it all you’ve got. We’ve got our money on you!

Love always,

Your friends at LiveCivil


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