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So, I just realized a couple weeks ago that I’m a senior, and along with this spring semester comes graduation…woah. It’s kind of a daunting thought at first. You think about the first day you came to Le Moyne; all the smiles, friendly people, fun places. You realize that pretty soon all of that will be gone forever.
It’s almost like being born again. Le Moyne brought you back into this little womb and then births you back out into the world again. But you return to the world a better person and definitely more educated than you were before.
I’ve talked to several of my senior friends and we all say the same thing each time we talk: “Can you believe we’re graduating?” Everyone answers wide-eyed and says, “No, I can’t believe it.” Well here’s my advice: believe it.
Yes, you will have some sort of breakdown and wonder if your life will go straight to the gutter, but that’s what we have friends and family for, right? Someone will drag you out of that ditch and get you some fries, don’t worry.
The truth is, you can’t predict your entire future. You can maybe sense a direction, but you can’t pinpoint every little thing you’re going to do the second you graduate. So, don’t let people make you feel like you’re lost, because you aren’t. Want to move to California? Do it. Want to write a book? Do it. Want to start your own business? Do it. Graduating college is not the end of your world. It’s actually the beginning of the rest of your adult life.
Scared you’ll never see your friends again? Make it a mission to meet up with them once or twice every couple months. Don’t lose sight of the people who mattered most to you during your college career. I’ve heard that the friendships you make in college will last for the rest of your life. So make that happen.
Now raise your fist in the air and say “I CAN DO THIS.”