It doesn’t seem like it, but graduation season is only around the corner. The Spring semester just began, and this semester may be the home stretch for many pursuing higher education degrees. It’s so exciting. You can smell the end, and at the same time it’s still so far away. I totally get it. If you’re not the soon-to-be graduate, make sure to encourage them and help them stay motivated. My sister graduates at the end of this semester and I couldn’t be prouder. All those sleepless nights and sacrifices are about to pay off! That is why I’m brainstorming for her celebration starting now!
Now that our little ones are about a month into the new school year, it’s time to say good bye to the older kids—the ones embarking on a new adult journey in college. We’ve attended a few farewell parties in the past couple of weeks and there are a couple more left on the schedule. These bright adults are getting prepared to move across the nation to pursue their dreams. So far, we’ve said farewell to a new students at Stanford University, Chapman University, and a new graduate student at University of Pennsylvania. I can’t wait to see them grow into responsible adults or grow in their chosen career path. Continue reading
We are now well into March and the spring season is definitely underway. Those of you who instantly become Irish this time of year have St. Patrick’s Day later this week and by the end of the month to early April, we can welcome the Spring Break-ers with open arms. In spite of the recent natural disaster in Japan, a nice break from routine (for students, at least) is a silver lining in the clouds. It is a good time to go home, be with family and really appreciate the people and blessings in our lives. Continue reading
I can almost smell the freshly printed diplomas for this year’s high school and college graduates. Graduation is definitely a bittersweet moment as high school students leave behind their safe zone and embark on a new chapter of adulthood. College graduation marks the end of a student’s educational career and the beginning of his/her adult job career.
My younger sister graduates from high school this year and my close friend graduates from college. I’m so excited, so proud, and so happy for both of them. Completing either feat is a great accomplishment and all of you graduates should march to ‘Pomp and Circumstance’ with your heads held high.
I remember I didn’t care if I had a huge party or not, as long as I was surrounded by all the people I love–the same people that were there for me during my all-nighters and my nervous breakdowns. When you reach the end of the tunnel, take a deep breath, smile and shed a tear or two if necessary (happy tears, of course).
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My sister graduated from high school yesterday. Nowadays, a high school diploma is a must if you want to earn a paycheck that will get you more than just dinner. More than 90% of her graduating class will be pursuing a higher education next year and boy, is that an accomplishment. Although many high schools encourage high school students to go to college by showing them graphs, charts and statistics, I believe it’s important to share personal college experience to leave a real impression.
In my last year of college, a professor passed around a story about a student’s hard earned success. He didn’t tell us it was about him right away and instead let us discuss the details first. He was an immigrant when he was pursuing his education and in spite of all the hardships and hurdles, he succeeded and graduated. It is amazing what pure drive and determination can do for a person’s dream.
Because of the upcoming wedding, a lot of family is down here visiting so, what was going to be a small barbecue turned into quite the ordeal. I had picked up a few graduation themed party items for when it came time to celebrate. My all time favorite: the Congratulation Graduate Imprintable Party Invitations; they are so adorable and I love that you can compose your own message.
It’s important to celebrate major accomplishments and let the hardworking student know that his/her effort paid off. Parents, even if your son/daughter seems to be living on cloud 9, don’t stop encouraging them to pursue their dreams. They’ll love you more for it later.
P.S. Congratulations Class of 2009!!
Once the date and theme have been set and a budget has been created, it is time to put plans into action. Create a time line of activities that will need to be completed prior to the Big Day. Use as much detail as possible so as not to leave out important details, and allow some “fudge room” for days when plans simply don’t go as they should. Continue reading
Before long, an entire generation of young people will be wearing robes, crossing stages and smiling for a camera. Graduation, whether it be kindergarten, high school or college, will be here before too long. Graduation is a momentous occasion, a milestone in the road to independent adulthood. It should be celebrated, as the past is bid goodbye and the future is welcomed with open arms. Continue reading