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Uncertain About Post-Grad Life? 15 Quotes That Get You

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Graduating can be scary. You’re at a pivotal point in your life. And while you’ve just accomplished something truly amazing, your mind is littered with thoughts of what happens next. But there is nothing to worry about. Now is the time to pick up and go wherever you want to go and become whoever you want to be. If you’re still scared, though, here are 15 quotes to help you feel better about the times ahead and the expectations that might come with that.

“On the cusp of graduation – that is when a young adult should be picky. You’re uncommitted, unencumbered, and have little to lose. It’s one of the best times to pursue your passions.” –One White Face by Hilary Corna

“It’s time to start living the life you’ve imagined.” -Henry James

“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” -Albert Einstein

“Be yourself not what the world wants you to be.” -Sara Shepard

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. -Socrates

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

“For what it’s worth… it’s never too late, or in my case too early, to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit. Start whenever you want. You can change or stay the same. There are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you’ve never felt before. I hope you meet people who have a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start over again.” –The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Normality is a paved road; it’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow.” -Vincent Van Gogh

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” -Oscar Wilde

“Life is a balance of holding on and letting go.” -Rumi

“The best way out is always through.” -Robert Frost

“We won’t be distracted by comparison if we’re captivated with purpose.” -Bob Goff

“I hope you know you’re capable and brave and significant even when it feels like you’re not.” -Unknown

“You’ll ache. And you’re going to love it. It will crush you. And you’re still going to love all of it. Doesn’t it sound lovely beyond belief?” –The Garden of Eden by Ernest Hemingway

“Oh the places you’ll go, Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So… get on your way!” -Oh the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss

Editorial Contributor, University of Missouri- Columbia
Major: Magazine Journalism

Her heart belongs to: Essie nail polish, the color pink, Baz Lurhmann’s remake of “The Great Gatsby”, Melanie Martinez’s “Crybaby” album and Starbucks’ iced coffee.

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