After seeing her go through the last four years, I’m more mindful than ever that getting into college isn’t really the accomplishment. Graduating from college matters more than getting in to college. And building a meaningful career matters more than graduating from college. And living a fulfilling life matters even more than your career.
In the end, college is just one piece of a much larger puzzle. All those details that seemed so important as a senior in high school – where you got in to college, where you decided to go – become less and less important with each passing year. And what becomes more important is what you do with your time and who you spend it with. So this weekend, I’m celebrating my sister’s accomplishment. But I know another four years from now, I’ll be just as proud of all the things she’s done since.