Yesterday Hailey graduated from high school, which is weird because they graduated from kindergarten last week in almost the same outfit and when did time get all weird?
I wanted to leave them with some words of wisdom for college but all I could think was, “Red and yellow, kill a fellow…beer before liquor, never sicker” and that feels unhelpful (although still valid) so instead I’m putting together a little journal they can take with them to college with notes that might help them get through some of the hard and glorious times. Inspirational quotes from the greats, like Maya Angelou, who said, “A friend may be waiting behind a stranger’s face” or AA Milne who said, “You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes” or Jake the dog who said, “Dude. Sucking at something is the first step toward being sorta good at something.”
But I need many more so if you have an inspirational quote that gets you through the day or a life lesson you want to pass on or a life hack that helped you in a new beginning will you leave it here? And then I’ll print them all out and stuff them in Hailey’s suitcase when they leave and it’s like we’ll travel with them in some small way.
Now excuse me while I go cry for a few minutes.