Grandpa, Grandma and Grandson
May 10, 2014
It was a big night as Austin received his BA Degree with honors from Platt College. He was one of only five students graduating with perfect 4.0 grade point averages. He is the first in our family to graduate from College. We are very proud of him.
Donna and I want to thank all the owl box fans that supported him by buying his Molly Videos and merchandise plus posting encouraging comments on the blog. I am not sure who is more proud, us or him, and by us I include all the Molly watchers. We all watched him grow up and mature from age 16 to 21. In a way, we feel his success is our success, just like rooting for a home team or a player, when they win, we feel good and last night we felt good!
But let’s not stop there. It is time to give him your best advice and wisdom going forward. Let him know what you wish someone had shared with you when you were young and just stepping out into the world of self-reliance. For example, share with him your favorite saying(s) or words of wisdom.
I will start it off with. Austin, I wish someone would have pointed out to me that it cost the same to dream big as it does to dream small but the results are usually vastly different. Big dreams stir passion and passion is what drives us to overcome obstacles to success. Success is not an event; it is the journey through life. Today we may be judged successful, only to fail or miss step tomorrow or vice versa. Success is neither permanent nor guaranteed, but then neither is failure. If there was just one thing I could tell you, it would be; Spend less than you earn.