A Message To The Class Of 2020
Start writing a post
Student Life

A Message To The Class Of 2020

"So I'm moving on, letting go, holding on to tomorrow." Hannah Montana

36
A Message To The Class Of 2020
Photo by Vasily Koloda on Unsplash

As the last few weeks we have with our friends and family approach, the more nerve-racking yet exciting this new journey in life becomes. Whether you're going to college, tech school, working, staying at home, or whatever it may be, our lives are going to change. It's our turn to make something of ourselves, and be the best version we can be. We are not only leaving to further our education, but to also make an impact on the world that goes beyond the high school level.

For the past 13 years we have had lifelong memories, valuable lessons, and lasting relationships that I know I wouldn't change for the world. Without them, what would we have learned? As devastating as our last few months of high school may have been, never take those moments for granted.

Although our high school years may be over, I hope we all continue to learn, make new memories, and be our best. The year 2020 might not have been all that we've hoped for, so it's in our hands to make 2021 all the better.

And as we move on to the next step in our lives, don't forget the little moments that made us who we are. Or the people who pushed us to work the hardest we can. Appreciate the baby steps in life. Most importantly, don't forget to appreciate the ones who made you, you. It's so hard to say goodbye, but the times we had will be with us forever.

Hug your parents, your teachers, your dogs, your classmates, and all of your loved ones. Make sure that they know how much it means for them to stick by your side throughout it all. And lastly, be the change you want to see in the world! Class of 2020, real hard.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee
nappy.co

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

92007
college students waiting in a long line in the hallway
StableDiffusion

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less
a man and a woman sitting on the beach in front of the sunset

Whether you met your new love interest online, through mutual friends, or another way entirely, you'll definitely want to know what you're getting into. I mean, really, what's the point in entering a relationship with someone if you don't know whether or not you're compatible on a very basic level?

Consider these 21 questions to ask in the talking stage when getting to know that new guy or girl you just started talking to:

Keep Reading...Show less
Lifestyle

Challah vs. Easter Bread: A Delicious Dilemma

Is there really such a difference in Challah bread or Easter Bread?

70766
loaves of challah and easter bread stacked up aside each other, an abundance of food in baskets
StableDiffusion

Ever since I could remember, it was a treat to receive Easter Bread made by my grandmother. We would only have it once a year and the wait was excruciating. Now that my grandmother has gotten older, she has stopped baking a lot of her recipes that require a lot of hand usage--her traditional Italian baking means no machines. So for the past few years, I have missed enjoying my Easter Bread.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments