This coming Saturday is graduation day at the University, so I’ll be giving up my day to work it. I remember how much I hated my high school graduation (lo, so many years ago!): it seemed like the speakers went on for hours, and it was sweltering hot in our gowns. However, this will be the 4th year in a row that I’ve worked graduation, and I have to admit that I actually enjoy seeing the excitement on faces and the sense of accomplishment after so much hard work.
In honor of the graduates in my own family, this week’s “Wisdom Wednesday” is for them. Big hugs and CONGRATULATIONS to my Uncle Ken, who graduates from Idaho State University with his Bachelor’s in Human Resource Training and Development, and to my son-in-law Jeremy for his Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Utah!
You guys rock! 🙂
“Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.”
“Commencement speeches were invented largely in the belief that outgoing college students should never be released into the world until they have been properly sedated.”
And my all-time favorite:
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
You’re on your own.
And you know what you know.
You are the guy who’ll decide where to go.
I confess. I skipped my own college graduation. Man, was mom mad at me. And for the record, your high school graduation lasted forever because that school board member had to reminisce — individually — about every conversation she ever had with a student. She had no sense of time or place.
Glad to know I hadn’t imagined it! I think my brain had melted from the heat, so I don’t even remember who spoke or what was said. I just wanted it to be done with!
When I finally ever get my degree I’m going to graduation, no matter how long they speak. 20+ years of classes deserves something! 🙂