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Sidney Herald Class of 2019 Sunday, May 12, 2019 2 To the graduating class of 2019 By Amy Venn Whether it’s from high school or college, graduation is an event that marks an important rite of passage in life. It’s a celebration of an ending, but a much more important beginning. I’ve been through a few graduations myself. I wanted to share with the graduating classes of 2019 some wisdom I’ve learned along the way. Some of these are tough lessons. Some of them are not. Either way, it’s all advice that, if heeded, will help any young person with their next step in life. 1. You don’t know what you don’t know. Until you learn something, obtain that knowledge, master a skillset, you have no idea what you don’t know about this world. The answers are waiting for you, but you have to be willing to find them. 2. Never take those who help you for granted. Those who take moments out of Lemma} We hope you enjoy your special day! Good luck in all of your future endeavors, graduates. their day to assist, guide or comfort you deserve to be recognized in that moment. Say “thank you” as often as you can and mean it. 3. Forge lasting connections with people. Some of my smaller, but important regrets in life are not nurturing the friendships I made when I was young. Stay in touch and not just on social media. Send a handwritten card. Sign your name to a letter. 4. Friendships, the people you surround yourself with, will be the people you become. If you spend your time with goal- oriented, driven, intelligent, big thinking, good people, that is what you’ll know. 5. If you are the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room. I did not make that line up, but I have used it many times in my life.’ Know your worth. Do not settle for less because it’s easy. It will leave you with a gaping hole of dissatisfaction in your life you will never fill until you recognize you should be doing more. 6. Set goals and slay them. It doesn’t matter if the goal is to simply get out of bed by a OOOOIOIOOOICO0.00IOOOOOOCOOOOOIOOOOOOOIIOOOOOOOCOOOO 406-433-2277 TO THE GRADUATING CLASS 2019 certain time each day. Achieve it. Start small and build. 7. Be a person of your word. Do not tell lies, even if they are well-intentioned. If no one can believe what you say, you have failed. Follow through, be on time, show up when you say. you’re going to, answer text messages, return phone calls, hand in assignments and be your own steady foundation. 8. The only person you can truly count on is yourself and probably your mom. Be dependable for yourself. And as you grow into adulthood, let your mom become your friend. She loves you and will only ever want positive things for you. 9. Travel as often as you can. Check into semester or summer abroad programs at your college. There are scholarships and funding available for most programs. If you’re not going on to college, plan a trip on your own. It is worth every cent you’ll spend to experience life and education outside the United States and outside your hometown. 10. Don’t look back. Take the important people and lessons with you along your journey, Sidney but do not spend time wishing things were the way they used to be. The world is always changing; change with it. 1 1. Love yourself exactly how you are. There will come a time in life when you will look back and see a young, beautiful, healthy, vibrant person and wonder why you wasted any time worrying about how you looked. Your body is perfect just the way it is. Treat it well, eat healthy, drink lots of water and try to exercise, but don’t pick apart the way you look You are worth happiness and love and acceptance no matter what the mirror shows you. 12. Don’t be afraid. The world is scary. We all feel the weight of it sometimes. Do not let that fear hold you back from anything. Nothing is unachievable. No one becomes a scientist or a doctor or a Nobel Peace Prize winner overnight. They build toward it. Start building toward your future now. Most of all, graduates, take time to celebrate your accomplishments. Don’t be quiet about what you’ve achieved and always be excited for what’s next. You are the future. Take that seriously, but also remember that the moments you’ll remember most are the ones when your sides ached from laughter or your eyes burned from tears. Life is what happens between your achievements. Love openly, accept everyone from all walks of life with open arms and never stop learning. Country Club 2250 W. Holly Hwy. 16 N o Sidney 433-7460 ACTION AUTO ' I I For your transportation needs, call. 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