Dear graduates, Karen Carpenter isn't around to give your commencement address.
But if she were, she'd likely say you've only just begun. White lace and promises. A kiss for luck and you're on your way.
And that's a scary thought after having spent 12 years inside a cocoon.
After sitting in classroom chairs lined up like so many dominoes, you're about to step into a world that's not lined up at all.
Be ready for it. And understand a few things.
Don't wait for someone to inspire you. Be your own source of enthusiasm.