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Double Take: Advice to New Graduates

Double Take: Advice to New Graduates

By Dr Wes
Dr. Wes: Tis’ the season of graduation. A time of reflection, celebration, and sadness all rolled up together and concentrated into a walk across the stage and a party or two afterwards. Then the real world begins. Things are over. Other things start. That’s why they call it commencement.
It’s a familiar view from my chair, sitting across from seniors and their families, desperately glad to be finish the climb. Wholly unaware they’ll come to miss it just as much. But this year it’s been a bit more personal for me. After twelve years practicing in Lawrence, I’ve accumulated a larger number of college and high school grads than ever before and I’ve busy running from small, intimate pinning ceremonies for nursing students to large arena-sized events, responding to a flood of invitations from families and kids.
I find myself more deeply moved this year at the site of young people crossing that stage. Maybe its because I’m now three years away from graduating my own senior. Or may

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