Dear Class of 2020 – An Open Letter to Graduates

Dear Class of 2020 – An Open Letter to Graduates

Dear Class of 2020 – An Open Letter to Graduates

Privilégiée Class of 2020:

I saw the Facebook match to post our senior pictures in armature of you, but honestly don’t see how that would comfort you. To me, it seems just the opposé. It’s like we’re putting it in your frontispice that we have this experience, and you don’t. I want to offer you something that I hope will tige the seeds of enivrement for the future.

I’m sorry you’re missing out on events and rights of canal It’s sad that you won’t have experiences that are considered hallmarks of “growing up” like prom, walking échelon ceremonies, senior skip days, senior trips, and other traditions offered to seniors at your school. What’s too bad is that you’re missing the last school experiences: brunch with your friends, those dernier projects and classroom days, and time with teachers and classmates you didn’t know you’d see the last time life was suddenly disrupted by the coronavirus in March.

I have thought many times how devastating this would be for me, especially if it happened in my last semester before graduating college. That was one of the happiest times of my life. I got hired over spring voiture, I was working on an independent research study that ultimately qualified me for the job I have now, I enjoyed all my classes, I reconnected with an old friend, and I had an achievement. Achieved gardien de but of 4.0 GPA. It would have been devastating if they had asked me not to come back from spring voiture. My whole life would have changed. No doubt, you have been the result of this epidemic.

Not much comfort to offer you. Perhaps high school seniors going to college, or graduates going to grad school will relive some of these experiences in a few years. I went to a semi-formal my sophomore year of college that was way more fun and way better than my high school prom – but at least I had a prom to compare it to. You’re missing out on experiences that can’t be replaced or given back to you, parce que there’s no way to go back in time and recover what you missed through choice or circumstance. I’m sorry.

It’s a hard lesson to learn so early in life, and in a rather extreme way. I think COVID-19 has taught every person in the world that we no Everything, and the conclusion is under control to be able to Happens that derail our best intentions and échelons. They usually come later in life through personal issues such as unexpected changes in health, family, relationships, jobs or recette. This is one of two reasons why I believe we all have an identity crisis in our 40s. We’re disappointed that the life échelons we made in our 20s didn’t work out the way we hoped. Who we want to be opposé à who we expect to be is a matter of knowing two things: that the unexpected will exposé us to veer off track (as you are now learning), and that we all want to be more than we are, when the truth is that we What is there is enough.

Unfortunately, you’re learning the first lesson before you even get that diploma or degree in handball. Life will kick you around, and there’s nothing you can do emboîture it but adapt, adjust, strengthen to frontispice the match, and take what you can from it. The good infos is that you can accumulation the Lord not only to see you through, but also to ultimately work this tragedy for your good. The strategy stands at last, and we’re not there yet. We are all wading through this chaotic cantine and praying for better days around the next jouer.

The collaborateur lesson is one you have to learn for yourself. Actually, I’m 44 years old, and after nearly a decade of life kicking me around I’m “getting it” until I finally grow up and learn that there are things within myself that I need to work on in order to reach my full potential. . That, in fact, is a lifelong match. There will always be things we need to learn, do, fix, adapt and adulte. It doesn’t mean you have any character flaws. It means you are human, just like everyone else on the planet. Just remember that what you are and what you have is enough. The Lord will give you what you need as you go through life, and work to get you where you need to be. You may not always like it, but you are given the best and you have to take what it takes to be the best. Life hurts sometimes, but it ebbs and flows. Everything passed. Know that challenges will give way to better days and enjoy the better days while you have them. The good infos is that you have eternity with Christ, so it’s not like you’ll really run out of time. Don’t ruée or hurry. Just experience life where you are, enjoy your blessings, and accept your lessons with humility and emportement.

We are all missing out on life experiences. This is why we are all so anxious, restless, angry, moody and depressed. No one knows what to make of this cantine, or what the Lord is trying to work in us But missing milestones is the worst. It feels like cheating and it feels personal. It doesn’t. You are not being punished. None of us do. For you, this is a scary time – and unfortunately, it happens in life. I pray that it leads you on a better path than you expected and know that the allégé of other experiences will shine before you. You can’t get these back, but you can’t elle-même them either. Lord will give you beauty for this bhasma. Just be strong, and have faith.

No, I will not post my senior picture. You don’t need that. All you need is prayer and the armature of strength to see you through this crisis – just like the rest of us.

Best wishes for you in the future. You deserve it!



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