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The end of an era: embracing graduation

With graduation right around the corner, it is important to embrace the new chapter of life. (Photo used with permission by Kylie Weber)

Graduation signifies the closing of one chapter in life and the start of a new one more than simply receiving a diploma. It’s an opportunity for reflection as you focus on the late study hours, the relationships you’ve formed, and the challenges you’ve encountered. It’s about recognizing the improvements and changes that have happened in both the personal and academic spheres.

For me, graduation marks the conclusion of a year of self-exploration, pushing limits, and navigating my own course. Along the journey, there will be highs and lows, moments of triumph, and periods of doubt. But after all of this, I’m stronger, more resilient, and ready to take on whatever is ahead.

However, as I approach this fresh start, there’s a part of me that finds it difficult to let go of the comforts of the past. It’s difficult to say goodbye to the security and comfort of regularity and the knowledge of what lies ahead. However, I know deep down that real contentment comes from accepting the unknown and that true growth lies outside of my comfort zone.

I decide to fully enjoy graduation as I get ready to put on my cap and gown and cross that stage. I have taken the decision to treasure the memories I’ve formed along the road, to celebrate the adventure that has led me to this point, and to pay tribute to the friendships that have supported me.

Most crucial, though, is that I’ve made the decision to anticipate the future eagerly and am ready to start the next phase of my life. Although the end of an era may bring with it mixed emotions, it also signals the start of a fresh journey with limitless opportunities. And I am forever grateful for that.

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Ashlyn Swanson
Ashlyn Swanson, Journalist
Grade: Senior Activities: Swimming and Softball My car's name: Dora the Ford Explorer Favorite superhero: Spiderman Favorite coffee shops: Starbucks and Copper Pony