Sunday, May 18, 2014

Shelby: A Shining Graduate


Shelby in dress she wore under the gown

I'm just putting this out there, graduations are lame. There, I said it. Before you hand out the proverbial spankings, let me clarify.

I've been to my fair share of graduations and still have a few to attend this year. I have no problem attending and celebrating the graduate's accomplishments. I don't even have a problem with the obligatory speeches and handouts of thanks. But, for the love of all things good, make it short and to the point. If a student or attendee doesn't understand the importance of success or how they're starting a new chapter of their life in ten minutes or less, then chances are they're not gonna get it.

Shelby with "little" brother, Adam

And maybe this is just me, but if you're going to induct a new president or important staff member, make it a separate ceremony. They deserve to be recognized, but not for 45 minutes in front of a crowd that is there for their student. Bleachers hurt people's backs. Add that with an hour of talk before the actual ceremony begins, and people start to not feel so celebatory.

End of rant...


me and Shelby

On a lighter note, I'd like to give a big shout out to all of this year's graduates. It's quite an accomplishment and definitely something to be proud of. (See how short and sweet that was!)

Shelby and Jason

Shelby graduated from JWCC (a community college) Friday night after a two year study. She received an Associates in Psychology and an Associates in Sociology. Her plans are to find a career related to her field. She had an interview Thursday for a Psych Tech position. Fingers crossed she gets it. Regardless, I know she'll shine and make out all right in this big ole' world.

Are you attending any graduations this year?

7 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

Congratulations, Shelby!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Love her dress and I think your rant was perfect....I agree!

Congratulations Shelby!!!

BlessieNelson said...

Congratulations to your daughter! She has chosen a great field which is in dire need of fixing all the craziness going out there in the world.

~ Noelle said...

Congrats!
But yeah - with you on the LONG DRAWN out graduation ceremony...
Will be there for my stepson this month...

alissa apel said...

She's so pretty, and looks a lot like you.

We have a graduation coming up for the school I work at. I'm always in the spot light, and sit up front. I don't like that.

Fae said...

Congrats! i hope she gets the position!

spock7005 said...

How wonderful! This is surely an accomplishment that will take her far. (And she is a beauty, too.) As for your rant, I hear you all the way. Shelby, you go, girl!! scain54(at)aol(dot)com