It is this time of the year when high school and college graduation happens. I first want to say congratulations to you all including all you parents.
For you high school students graduating do not grow up too fast you have a long way to go on this path of life. Though you may think you know exactly what you want to do as a career or job it may change several times unless the plan is to be a doctor or lawyer. In those two areas they may change as well. Whether you are going to college or not enjoy the ride. Those of you who are going to college be flexible knowing that you may change your major at least once, and possibly your college as well. For the parents go for the ride with your children; let them make their own decisions, and give advice when they ask for it. Remember that is OK if they make mistakes.
For you graduating from college I would basically give you the same advice as the high school graduates except if you are in a relationship, and looking to get married please take your time as well. If you are already married it is important to take your time to have children. It is best to get to know each other better first before having children. It is important to build up savings for your future. If you already have children enjoy them, and make them a high priority. The most important thing is whatever stage you are in a relationship put each other first, and love one another. Again for those who are not married, do not get married because you think you have too. Enjoy each other without too much responsibility.
For those of you not going to college graduating from high school, it is important to know that you can go to school down the road as well. Most important thing to do is leave your options open including taking a class while working as well.
I just want to remind you all that you have a purpose and destiny to your life. Seek out, and find out what it is. Again enjoy the ride, and take the time. Though you may make mistakes do not regret what you have done. I know personally there are paths I would rather have gone on but never too late to take them. I know later in life you can still do things that you did not do when younger.
Again congratulations to you all for graduating, and enjoy the great ride. Get a lot of good laughs along the way.