My wish for all graduating students this year is that you take time to thank yourselves for all your hard work, and reflect on how far you’ve come. Yes, I know you have to find a job in a tough job market, and look ahead to the next chapter in your lives, which can be both exciting and scary. Just remember that it’s empowering to take a deep breath, face the world in the present moment, and scream, “I did it!” In the words of a wise educator who said to me when I was a pressured, stressed-out new college graduate, “You did it! You graduated. You have nothing left to prove.” You have nothing to prove to anyone. The future will work itself out one day at a time, one goal at a time and one choice at a time. It’s your choice to chase YOUR dreams and create your unique vision of a happy, purposeful life. Just remember to celebrate every small success along the way. Congratulations, you did it!
~ Maria Pascucci, Founder & President, Campus Calm