Around this time last year, my mailbox was flooded with 14 graduation announcements and party initiations (!) for a wide variety of precious darlings "graduating" from everything from kindergarten to college and a few crazy grades in between. You can read about it HERE.
Apparently I am not so popular on mailing lists anymore. I wonder if word got out that I was less than excited to be bombarded with so many bogus graduation announcements requiring gifts.
This time around only one announcement and invite graced my mailbox and it was from my oh so smart niece Kel. (And I was VERY happy to receive it!) I recently mentioned her brain power and showed you a picture of her HERE. Too busy to click over? Here's another picture for your viewing pleasure....
Kel's announcement arrived in a bulging envelope because she is not only graduating from high school with honors, she is also graduating from the community college with an Associates Degree in Science! All that and she's a horse-riding, gymnastic teaching, ice creaming scooping, busy bee who has more energy and enthusiasm than you can shake a stick at. In other words, and I am by no means bragging, *ahem* Kel gets great grades, works two part time jobs, participates in school activities and is A LOT of fun to be around.
And that's my problem....
With all the Grad congratulating I did last year, you'd think I'd be able to come up with some original words of wisdom for Kel's graduation card that will inspire and energize her to continue on her education path and bright future as she studies to be a Physical Therapist.
But so far.... I got nothing.
All I'm coming up with are the usual cliches and common as carrots messages that will cause her eyes to glaze over and move on to the next well-wishing card. (Not that she won't appreciate it, I'm just saying-- boring is boring and she is only 17, after all.)
Did I mention that I've been working on writing this card for three days and still-- nothing, nada, zero, zilch, other than-- reach for the stars, don't party til you puke, or watch out for the Freshman 15. Like I said, not the least bit inspiring.
What do you say to a smart, funny, kind, generous, 17 year old girl who's heading to a major University in the fall with big dreams, lots of brains, a sparkle in her eye, and the world at her feet???
Seriously, help me out please....
What words of "real world" advice and/or wisdom do you have for a graduate about to head off to college?
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