I know it’s a cliché to say this, but I have to greet all of you first from the bottom of my heart, good morning! Thank you for all of your support and encouragement that here we are celebrating our graduation day together and here I am delivering my last speech to you. It feels like just yesterday, 4 years ago, I was so excited for my first day in middle school. I thought I was so grown up already in the new uniform, facing through new challenges and being in new surroundings. I met so many different kinds of people. Sometimes I got hurt, sometimes I got happy. I learned how to deal with each one of them. But as time passed by, things seemed to be a lot harder than I thought. There are times I wanted to give up, but deep inside me tried so hard to motivate myself. This is what everyone’s facing, this is just another step to build oneself to become a stronger and more mature person. We planned our dreams and future, how would it be like, and how nice would it be to reach it. Some said they wanted to be a doctor to help sick people, some said they wanted to be an architect because it’ll earn a lot of money, and some said they wanted to be an actor so they can be famous and well known. I had a lot of dreams. I never knew what I really wanted and what I’m good at. Steve jobs said to do what you love and he seemed to do it so easily, but I don’t even know what I love. I found all jobs are interesting. I only knew one thing that I wanted, it’s a little cheesy, and I’m sure it’s what everyone wanted, happiness. But I realized, you can’t just sit there and be happy, or you can’t just look for happiness on the top of the mountain. Happiness will come to you, when you reached success. When you reached what you wanted. Isn’t it? I like to over think everything, but I realized there’s no use to think and worry too much. Just do it and go with the flow, they said. And then you’ll find what you love at the end. We are all still in a journey to go there. Maybe just not yet, but soon we’ll be there. This is just another step. We are still young, trying to be grown-ups. This is not the end, this is another new beginning. We’re graduating. After this, don’t stop. Don’t ever stop catching your dreams. Don’t stop learning until you’ll be rest in peace. Don’t ever waste your days, because just in a second you can discover something that might change your life. From there, now I observed how I changed, how I developed in becoming a better and mature person. We all been through those steps and here we are, another step in life when we will graduate and continue with our lives. Doing what you wanted to do, catching your dreams or some of you might stay at home and rest. Remember those times when we can’t wait to grow up? Yes, we were wrong aren’t we?
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