Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Becoming an Adult

The senior year, when so many changes are on the horizon, can be challenging, exciting, scary and so many other things.  It has been quite a few years since I graduated high school, although it doesn't seem possible.  I remember anxiously awaiting graduation.  I couldn't wait to move on with my life and to move away from the small town where I grew up.  I was both excited and nervous about the opportunities that awaited me.  Looking back, I wish that I could have lived more in the moment instead of always searching for happiness somewhere in the future.  When you are making your way through uncertain times, take one day at a time.   Plan for the future and set attainable goals but also remember to find the good no matter where you are in life.

To my niece Kristina,
I can't believe that you will be turning 18 in just a few weeks.  I still think of you as that sassy little two year old with the curly hair and scraped up knees.  You knew exactly what you wanted and would do whatever it took to get it.  I wish you nothing but the best for your future and hope that the strength and determination that you had as a child will carry you through adulthood.

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