Cheers to the start of something new
By Burgundy Bledsoe
Life is full of “firsts”. From your first birthday to your first
job, you encounter a multitude of new seasons that bring about change, lessons learned, happy times, and so much more. As
much you prepare to go on a new journey, whatever it may be, you are more than likely filled with a little worry of the unknown.
The new times pass much quicker than you had envisioned though and before you know it those anxious thoughts of the new change
have become a meaningful memory, hard lesson, or simply a passing time. Graduating high school is one those times, where
it seems as if the whole world is at your fingertips, and it is. With our local seniors getting ready to venture into a whole
world of change and new endeavors, our hope is that our community can shower them with well wishes and bits of advice. If
you would like to share something with the seniors as they getting ready to embark on this new season, please call, email
or stop in. We as a community can help to make this chapter of “firsts” for them a tad easier. To start we will
share a few words of our own advice to our Wildcat seniors.
Kelly- My advice for the 2020 seniors is the same advice I have delivered at the awards banquet for the last 15 years. It
is my favorite Mark Twain quote and a sentiment that I try to live my life by… “Twenty years from now you will
be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away
from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
Burgundy- My advice for those embarking on the new season of life after high school is simply this…don’t
put so much pressure on yourself to have everything figured out right away, spend time getting to know yourself and deeply
figuring out your own passions.