A Thousand Small Strides

This weekend was my little sister’s high school graduation and open house.  As I sat down at her commencement, I wasn’t overly excited to sit through close to 400 names being called off, but, of course, I was excited  to be there to support her and her accomplishments.  As I sat there and listened to her classmate’s (and one of her closest friends) commencement speech called “A Thousand Small Strides” I realized that this was hitting closer to home than the commencement speech I sat through for my own graduation.  A great message and important to remember that life, dreams and goals are accomplished one stride at a time, not in one big step.  Even if the end goal seems so distance, how much harder is it to make that next stride?  There have been many ups and downs since I graduated high school and even since I graduated college, and it is nice to remember that even though it is hard to not focus on the future, living in the present and taking one small stride can lead to the ultimate goals.  After a refreshing weekend with my family and boyfriend, I am excited for an amazing summer and dreaming big!



Dress, Lulus (Sold Out) :: Similar here

Necklace, JC Penney :: Similar here

Bracelet, JC Penney :: Similar here

Wedges, DSW :: Similar here

Bag, TJ Maxx :: Similar here


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32 replies on “A Thousand Small Strides”

That sounds like a very mature speech from a recent high school graduate! I needed to here that lesson today, so thanks so much for sharing Rachel.


Definitely a mature speech. I have met him before and he seems far beyond his high school years and was really great to listen to. I was just so shocked that I felt so moved by a speech relating to all the high school grads and I know to many people! Glad you enjoyed the recap!

Oh my gosh, that dress is gorgeous! I love the pleated “skirt”!

The message of that speech is definitely one that applies long after high school!


Diana, yes it is and unfortunately it is sold out! I got it from and I know in the past sometimes they have gotten things back in stock. I have been checking back quite a bit because a friend really loved the dress! I would maybe check with them to see if it will ever be back in stock, the dress was called “Peaches N’ Cream”! Glad you enjoyed the recap, it definitely has been on my mind ever since I heard the speech!

Dear your eyes color are so, so beautiful! *.* And you look absolutely gorgeous! 🙂 That speech is very special *.*

you look great dear!!!
what a nice blog you have!!!
like to follow each other?? I hope so!
we could stay in contact!
I already follow you on Bloglovin!

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