A Letter to My Sister, on the Eve of her Graduation

K—

I cannot fathom how we’re actually here. The big day is finally upon us. Tomorrow, you will cross the stage, accept your diploma and move your tassel from right to left. You will be a college graduate. And I am so looking forward to cheer myself hoarse as I watch you bask in the moment that is a culmination of your four years’ hard work.

But before that happens, I feel it is my duty as an older sister to impart some wisdom, bits and pieces I’ve picked up from my few years as a post-graduate that might give you some reassurance as you take your first steps into the “real world.”

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