It's that time of the year where we see many graduate students in the streets. It makes me think about the many graduations we go through in life. School graduation is only the beginning of so many transitions and teachings.
Leaving home was one big graduation, transitioning into young adulthood.
I remember graduating my younger self at around age 40 (late bloomer) when I suddenly felt grown up, not needing my friends’ or family’s approval which I relied on so much earlier in my life.
Graduating my role as mother as my young kids grew into capable adults going through their life journeys on their own. I recognized the desire and need to transition into a different kind of parent role where I am more of a watcher and less of a decision maker.
We have many graduations in our lives that are worth noticing and celebrating. I want to make sure I recognize them, put the cape on and cheer for myself when I am doing it successfully.I also want to learn from the places where I made mistakes and honor the teaching moments they gifted me.
One of the beautiful things about getting older is that we become women of certainty. Not women of a certain age. Graduating from uncertainty is a very fulfilling and best transition to feel. I am Ok with owning what I know.
What are your most meaningful graduations?