Requested by Kate

A note to the class of 2016

  1. Whether you're graduating high school,
  2. or from college,
  3. with a 4.0 from a prestigious school,
  4. or a 2.0 from online schooling or a community college
  5. celebrate everything you have accomplished.
  6. For the high schoolers that are moving onto college,
  7. study hard
  8. attend class
    even though it's not the end of the world if you miss a class
  9. make sure your professors know who you are,
    attend their office hours!
  10. always ask if there is anything you can do for extra credit (in my experience, the answer is almost always yes.)
  11. For the college students graduating,
  12. good luck with your internship,
  13. finding a new career,
  14. or applying to grad schools.
  15. For everyone:
  16. It's okay if you have to move back in with your parents.
  17. It's okay if you need to take a year long break.
  18. It's okay if you change your major.
  19. It's okay if you have no idea what you're doing yet.
  20. You should be proud of all of your accomplishments.
  21. You'll figure things out.
  22. And everything will be okay.
  23. 💕