Friday, May 27, 2011

Oh the Places You Will Go....

Sunday, May 29, 2011 will mark the twentieth anniversary of my high school graduation. TWENTY years!!!! I've changed so much since that day I strolled across the stage to get my well-earned diploma. I've achieved most of the things I had planned for myself and even some things I never would have thought possible.

(My friend and college roommate on our HS graduation day!)

There were some huge roadblocks along the way. And sometimes things didn't turn out at all the way I had planned. But the good thing about life is that sometimes something even better is just around the corner waiting for you.

My best advice to any new graduate is to dream BIG. You are usually the only obstacle standing in your way. If you can envision it and you work really hard, chances are you are going to achieve anything you put your mind to.

(This silly girl never would have dreamed she could be an author.)

Whether you come from a tiny graduating class or a huge one. A big city or a farm town. Whether you move away or stay right where you are. You are the only one who can measure the success of your life. Good luck graduates even though I know you will all make your own luck.

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TinaFerraro said...

Beautiful pictures, Steph, and wonderful inspirations. And I hope you go to your 20th reunion and tell us all about it!

Heather Davis said...

Aww, what a sweet post, Steph. You really don't know where you'll end up and the challenges you'll face. It's such a world of possibilities.

Great pictures, too -- love the hair! :)

1110cg said...

Congrats on the reunion

stephhale said...

Tina, I totally forgot to put something about the Amazon G/C. Ugh, I just edited to include it.
And no reunion this year, guys. Boo, they had a big one for several years last summer but I had just had surgery and couldn't go. Maybe for my 25th!

Wendy Toliver said...

Love the pix! I'm going to my 20th this summer! :)

Kari said...

I've already resolved not to go to my reunions; if I cared enough to know what a certain person was doing, I'd still be hanging out with them XD