All beginnings start with goodbyes

Graduation hat and diploma drawing

Black caps with all sorts of colored tassels can be seen flying in the air, and we all know what this means. Graduation season is here! And all the hard work has finally paid off!

With the completion of any chapter, one thing is certain. There will always be goodbyes. I dislike the “bye” and prefer the “see you later”, but saying the former is inevitable.

I graduated college several years ago with a date I won’t say. The year will tell my age, and it’s something I’d rather not tell right now. Let’s just say I’m less than halfway from taking the “over the hill” title.

This is a little something I wrote when I was about to graduate from college. I’m pretty sure we all once did or will share this exact moment and feeling.


Let’s leave out the hugging, the words, and the tears.
Let’s think about the past, the future that’s near.

Remember the memories of fall and spring.
Recall the laughter of joy and cheer.

Life is too short to wait here standing.
Life is too swift to go on pretending.

Realize today is the ending.
Recognize tomorrow is a new beginning.

Missing and sadness we all shall find.
A moment of melancholy and difficult times.

Reflections will linger.
Thinking will last.

But today, tomorrow it’s all the same.
Coming and going, what can I say?

Renewed moments of bliss we will come to find.
Reasons for laughter will soon come to exist.

Let’s leave out the mushy, the tissue, and sighs.
Let’s hold on to moments both old and new.

I part dear loved ones. Adieu. Adieu.


To all the graduates out there, CONGRATULATIONS!


Published by Vero

About me? I’m never good at these things, but here are the basics. I’m a journalism and film graduate from the University of Texas at Austin. I'm a dedicated digital content nerd with over eight years of experience in digital content management, content writing, copy editing, and project management. Currently, I'm a staff writer for The American Genius, and I manage my personal blog that advocates for epilepsy awareness. I LOVE to bake! I like to challenge myself to learn new decorating and baking techniques. And although I’d love to say I’ve mastered everything and have never burnt a dessert, it simply isn’t true.

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