…to our many, many friends who just graduated – you did it! We are so blessed to know so many wonderful, smart, talented people and are beyond excited to see all that you go into the world and accomplish! I am SO far beyond on my congratulation cards – they are coming though! P and I are having a blast trying to navigate this world as recent graduates, so while we may not have it all figured out we thought what we would share what we do know!
Preston – Take a risk. Don’t just settle for the very first job you get offered if you aren’t completely happy with it.
Morgan – Don’t worry! Breathe! This is one of the first time’s in our lives that things aren’t mapped out. After MANY years of school, summer, school, summer, school, we’ve now ventured into uncharted territory. While scary, it is also exciting. The world is at our finger tips! It is easy to get a little nervous when every grandma, uncle, friend of a friend is asking, “What’s next? Now what!? Where are you going to work? Where have you interviewed?” News flash: Most people do not have their job or next move planned the day they graduate. I read that as many as 84% of recent college graduates are unemployed at graduation. Take time, enjoy your freedom! You don’t need to take the first offer you get, or the second, or the third. Take a chance! The most important thing is your happiness. It is not worth it to do something you don’t love. Don’t let money drive your decisions. Trust yourself – and remember to enjoy every second, even when you have no idea what the next moment may bring!
Because every post is better with pictures, here are some of the beautiful new graduates…
Molly graduated from Gonzaga University, where she majored in Applied Communications. On her blog, she writes, “I hope this blog will inspire you to be creative and think big. Life is crazy, but that does not mean you have to be. Enjoy simplicity.” You inspire me everyday Molly!
Lauren graduated from UNLV, where she majored in Comprehensive Medical Imaging. Doesn’t that make you feel smarter just saying it?! Despite having to take the hardest courses UNLV has to offer, working crazy hours while also completing her clinicals, she is always SO thoughtful! She never forgets a single event (birthday, good byes, graduation), always makes amazing handmade goodness (seen all throughout our home), and is perfect in just about every way! Thank you for always being such an incredible role model L Bap!
There is no way we could ever say enough great things about these two. Sweet, loving, funny, ALWAYS positive, smart, generous, caring – you name it, they’ve got it. They both graduated from UNLV, where they studied Hospitality. Toph and Caitlin – you brighten our life and we are so proud of you!
Cheers to the wonderful graduates! We are now selfishly hoping that you all get fabulous, too-good-to-turn-down job offers in San Diego and are forced to come live near us! 🙂