Finishing Strong


I have graduated three different times in my life.

The first was in June of 1995 when I graduated from Hudson High School.

The second was in May of 2000 when I graduated in Animal Science from Iowa State University.

The third time was in May of 2004 when I graduated from Vet School at Iowa State University.

Each one has its own set of memories, but I will remember each distinctly like it just happened yesterday.  I will carry those three days with me the rest of my life.

For the graduating senior, it can be difficult to enjoy you last semester of college.  I would like to encourage you to make the most of your time as you hit the home stretch.

As this season of college graduation is taking place, I would like to leave you with 3 recommendations I have to anyone who is about ready to graduate from college.  Consider this a graduation gift from someone who has been there and done that.

Dream BIG

If you are like most college students, you’re still trying to finalize plans for after graduation.  Take some time this semester to dream big about where you could be after graduation and make a plan for how you are going to get there.  As this chapter of your life closes, pause to write the prequel to your next chapter-life after college.  The possibilities are endless.

Say Thanks

More than likely, dozens of people have helped you get to this point in your life.  professors, ministers, parents, family, and friends.  Let those people know the impact they made in your life.  You might never be able to repay them for everything they have done for you and given you, but you can definitely let them know how much it meant to you.

Soak it Up

With all of the responsibilities, the last semester of college can quickly become a blur.  Don’t let it.  Be intentional about embracing every moment of your final semester.  Enjoy it!  College is one of the best times of your life, so take the time to make a few more of those memories that you will never forget.

Sometimes in life we stay so focused on the future and where we will be going next that we forget to enjoy the journey in getting there.  The journey is the best part so take the time to enjoy it!

About wmarsau

Most of the people who visit this blog already know me so it is kind of pointless to try to describe my life in this short little blurb. What is the purpose of this blog is the question. Over the course of this last year I have been exposed to some amazing people and have made personal development an important focus of my life. Being successful, not by the world's standards, but by God's has become my main focus. Mainly, I want to work to develop myself as a person who is kinder, reaches out to help those in need, and truly makes a difference in this world. To this end I am constantly reading and am exposed to so many differnet things along the way. These have been amazing and it is helping me grow so much. Then I started to think, "Why am I being so selfish?" You need to share with others these amazing things you are learning and being exposed to. That is where this blog comes into play. As I am reading and experiencing things that are truly amazing and life changing, I will be posting them on this blog. Obviously, I will not be able to post everything in it's entirity, but I will be summarizing them and letting you know the source of the article or book they come from so you can check them out later if you wish. I want this blog to be a place where you can go to often and be inspired and leave here with a smile on your face. I will be covering all kinds of different topics dealing with success and personal development. Topics like taking action, relationships, living to your potential, reinventing yourself, finances, leadership, presenting, goal setting, time management, etc. I will also be occasionally including topics on cooking, music, and gardening because they are special interests of mine. As a little disclaimer, I have given my life to the Lord and he is #1 in my life. I am his servant and everything I do in life is for his glory. With that being said, religion influences all areas of my life. There will be references to God in this blog because I can't seperate God from this or any other area of my life. I want you to know that if you do not believe in God, that is fine. That is your choice. This blog is open to anyone who wants to better their life. I will not be trying to influence or pressure anyone into having a relationship with the Lord from this site. Please don't feel uncomfortable. You can just read the portions of the blog that you wish to. I am inviting you to go on a journey with me. We will learn together to be the kind of people we were designed to be. Anyone can make a difference in this world, but it starts%
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