I can't think of a single time when I've had my heart broken and you weren’t there to remind me of my worth and assure my stubborn self that everything will be okay. It takes courage to grow up and become the person you are. I don’t know what you’ll be doing next, but what I do know is you’ll be doing it really really well. I’m so proud of you, and have been, not today but for as long as I can remember. Today has only been a reminder of that–a flashback of all the times that I have been proud, accumulated into one. I say so because you’ve just always been that person bold enough to use your voice, brave enough to listen to your heart, and strong enough to live your life the way you’ve wanted–no exceptions. You are so intelligent, beautiful, selfless, strong and unbelievably full of drama that it baffles me to think of how all that could be so perfectly contained into just one person. I mean, God must really love you no?
I hope you can live everyday like Elle Woods after Warner told her she wasn’t smart enough for law school. Now go forth and set the world on fire. And if you can’t blow them away with your brilliance, baffle them with your bullshit. You know you’re good at that. Congratulations, graduate! ILY <3
P.S. You just spent 113,880+ hours of your life for a paper and a handshake.