Graduates, it is almost that time. The time where you will be walking across the stage onto your next chapter of life. Everything is about to move quickly and time waits for no one.

I am a senior as well and I cannot believe that in some weeks, I'll be a part of the alumni for my school. I have just a few encouraging and motivational words for everyone who is graduating this spring.

1. YOU did it!

You completed a huge milestone in your life. You have worked hard to get to this point. Don't let anyone make you feel any other way than happy because you deserve it. There is a lot of things and experiences you have endured within the last four years of your life. No one can take away your journey nor memories because they are now something that is valued. Remember, this diploma has your name on it, not everyone else's.

2. Celebrate yourself & your friends.

Time is ticking, which means you need to get to celebrating. There are more memories to be made while you're still at school. Enjoy these last few weeks you have with your friends. Life is about to start for everyone, whether it's continuing an education or entering the work field. Everything is about to change so taking time to spend with your friends to celebrate the achievements you all have earned is important.

3. Believe in yourself!

This point is very important. Please believe in yourself! I understand you may be doubting yourself, but don't. You have made it this far and you didn't make it this far to just make it this far. You are strong and capable of accomplishing anything that you put your mind too. You are receiving a degree that you have worked hard for within these last four years. Don't let life scare you into believing you aren't prepared for the next chapter. You will be great in anything that you do, because it is you and you are it.

4. Never give up.

You have had many setbacks and obstacles come into your life within these last four years. There will be many more obstacles to come in your way, but you cannot give up. You have to continue to fight through anything that is in your path. Life will not always work according to your plan, which makes it so beautiful. Think about everything you have made it through, which is a lot of sh*t. Life is what you make it, so make yours how you want.

Life is full of fruits. Apples, oranges, grapes, watermelons, pineapples and more. Fruit rots after time, but that's just it, don't let your fruit rot. Be the best you that you can be.

Be the person that you've always wanted to be. Embrace the changes you are about to endure because how you react is how you will display yourself as a person. Life is full of adventures, lessons, laughs, and joy. Let it be this way as you are entering the next chapter of life.

Graduation is coming and so are you into this big world.