For many, the end of the school year means Graduation- whether it is college, high school, 8th grade, 5th grade or even pre-school. It signifies growth and change as well as also a time for reflection. A reflection on the positive aspects of the last few years that helped you achieve your goals academically, personally, socially and above all what has made you happy.
Remember who you are and your unique qualities and talents that make you special. Take those with you and embrace them as you gain more independence. Think about the amazing friends that have filled you up along your journey. They will still be there for you – You can live in different places, experience different things but you can come back together and the foundation of your friendship will still there. As you move on there will be situations that arise in which you will feel lost. Remember that it is okay to ask for help. It is not a sign of weakness, it is a sign of intelligence. Ask for it, you are not alone. Failure will occur, you are living and learning, it is a part of life. Grow from the experience and forgive yourself along the way.
As a friend so eloquently said to me, “Be brave. Be bold. And do not waste time moving in conflict with yourself. Find your niche in life and begin building in it as soon as you hear the faint voice inside that says, ‘this is who I am.’ And never stop listening to it.”
To all of the wonderful young adults and children that we have been privileged to work with –
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR GRADUATION!!!
—My Remarkable Self
**My Remarkable Self® is available to facilitate private workshops for parents and / or students on a a variety of topics in your school, work place or home.