Mandy's 2014 Commencement Speech
by Andrew Hodges
posted Jun 3 2014 7:10AM
Life Begins at the end of your comfort zone. This quote told to me by a friend really stuck with me however it wasn’t until I actually live by it when I started to notice change. You see you’ve got to put yourself in uncomfortable situations before you can actually start to live your life and start discovering who you are as a person.
Now I’m not saying for you to go out and rob a bank or blow all your parents money at the strip club or maybe that’s your thing….. I don’t know……..I’m just simply saying that once you start doing the things you’ve always wanted to do but were maybe too afraid or didn’t think you had it in you to do, that’s when you start to notice change.
High School was fun and you’ve created memories where some will last a life time and others will start to fade.
Now is the time to cut all the bull crap. Put down the cell phones, the twitter, the facebook, the Instagram, Vine, snap chat and whatever else I may be leaving off AND start doing you. You are your main focus.
Let’s face it the economy sucks with fewer job opportunities and honestly you don’t want to miss out on an amazing opportunity because you were too busy making useless excuses as to why you couldn’t reach the unthinkable.
This my friends the Graduating class of 2014 is the end of your comfort Zone.
It’s a world of mess out there: Debts, taxes, death, marriages, divorces and money problems. All are things you will come in contact with but remember life is short so make the best out of it.
When you leave here today and move into the next stage of your life, you can either follow someone else's path or you can choose to create your own.