The newest chapter in life about to begin
ANOTHER school year is coming to an end and senior students across the country have graduated to the next era of their lives.
Finishing high school is something I am yet to forget, that first time where my paradigm shifted on a dime.
Suddenly you are free of the day-to-day routine but it’s at that moment the full weight of what you have achieved sets in.
It’s time for real life now, that’s what we would all tell ourselves.
I want to congratulate every 2016 graduate who is reading this and if I had any advice it would be not to rush.
You have time, take it and use it wisely. The old saying that the world is now your oyster is only relevant to those who are willing to take life and make it their own, believe me when I say it’s easy to become complacent.
In the coming handful of years things will begin to change rapidly, if they haven’t already.
Life-long friends will be off to new cities for job and university opportunities or already committed to their job of choice.
The memories you share with them from your years in school together may fade over time but together you will always share that common bond, you graduated together.
Attack life with genuine gusto and see what it’s able to give you in return.
Congratulations to the classes of 2016 and all the best in your future endeavours.
— Adam McCleery