The Next Chapter

"Transition." In the American Heritage Dictionary it is described as the process or an instance of changing or passing from one form, state, or place to another.
Some fear, others embrace, or some may never accept change, though I feel that if the change is positive, then change and transition is worthwhile.
I write this because for many of us, change is underway.
Since November the seed of fortitude has been planted inside all of us.
We have had to wait and wonder what schools would accept our applications, and where we would live for the next two years.
Now, six months later, most of us have received the letter of acceptance that will forever change the way we will continue our education.
And with that, transitions and change are beginning.
Personally, I have felt almost all of the emotions known to man. Starting from surprise, to the intense feeling of fear.
These feelings have only validated, for me, the difficulty of a changing life.
The fact that I have been accepted to one of the top schools in California only puts more pressure into my thoughts of what the transition will be bring.
Though I can't stop myself from feeling that from every step that I take, every move that I make from here, until the time I graduate, will only bring the best for me, because that is what I strive to accomplish.
The quote: "If you refuse to accept anything but the best, you often get it," was said by W. Somerset Maugham. Truthfully I have no idea who this is, but the point is so clear to me, that I have used and reused it, in order to achieve a positive attitude about everything.
To the graduating class of SMC 2005, I commend you and wish you the absolute very best.
We deserve this honor, and as to what the future may hold, embrace the change and continue to succeed.