Dear Class of 2014
Congratulations on earning your diploma. You’ve worked hard, be proud of your achievement. We both know it was not easy.
I was in your shoes at one point. I understand the trepidation and anxiety of what the future holds, the eagerness to step out of the world you know and into a new one. It’s a frightening prospect, but your life will change, as it often does.
There will be unexpected bumps in the road, mistakes will be made. Who you are now will be very different then you will become in ten or fifteen or even twenty years from now. The life and the career you imagined for yourself may be different than the life and career that you may actually have. But that’s OK, because some things, as much as we wish them to happen, may never happen. Trust in yourself, trust in fate or your g-d (if you have one) that everything will turn as it is meant to turn out.
Take advantage of the opportunities you will receive. Make new friends, laugh, love and enjoy yourself. Most of all, in this last month or two before you move onto the next stage of life, appreciate where you are right now.
Most importantly, do not let the past hold you back. Whatever you have done, it cannot be undone. Use it as a lesson for the future so you become a better you.
Change is not easy, but the opportunity for change leads us to paths that we may have not considered previously.
I have faith in you. I know you can do it.