This month, we celebrate Gillette and Wright graduating seniors! We are
so proud of your accomplishment. Graduation is always a special time that
creates nostalgia and excitement among fellow and soon to be grads. We
hope that you are celebrating as well.
Celebration. Not something we have been inclined to, given the nation's
seemingly daily changes and challenges. Celebration can seem out of place
when things are tumultuous. Unfortunately, this pattern of thinking is
what often perpetuates feeling of being 'less than' or 'unworthy'.
However, celebration isn't just hoopla and praise. It's not lifting
one up to be better than the rest... it's simply love, respect and
honor. We are all human is worthy of that.
So, this month, we celebrate, honor, and acknowledge the commitment of
each graduate. We recognize that although graduation is in and of itself
a huge achievement, it is in reality a culmination of many many accomplishments.
They say every accomplishment starts with a decision. The decision to courageously
disband habits which are not helpful, alongside the decision to adopt
habits which support the goal. However the decision to try is only the
beginning and is upheld by the commitment to get back up again every.
Single. Time. To not be persuaded by fear, doubt, shame, or comparison,
but to live in a mindset of discipline.
Abraham Lincoln defined this well: "Discipline is choosing between
what you want now and what you want most."
It is clear by your graduation here and now that you have chosen well.
No matter how great or small the goal, whether was was getting to school
on time, turning in an assignment, getting a A on your project. Hear us
seniors - YOU ARE WORTHY of celebration!
Take a minute and be kind to yourself. Be amazed at your accomplishments
just as we are. Push out the propensity to compare. Deny shame and take
ahold of the courage that exists within you in every decision.
Join us, Gillette and Wright as we celebrate and honor our grads!
Katelyn Rosier is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) at the Campbell County Medical Group
Kid Clinic, a school-based pediatric clinic in Gillette, Wyoming. The medical clinic
serves children ages 2 weeks to 18 years old; and counseling services
for children 4 years old to 21 years old. It is located at 800 Butler
Spaeth Rd., across from St. Matthew’s Catholic Church. For more
information, call 307-688-8700 or visit
The Kid Clinic is a collaborative effort between
Campbell County Health and
Campbell County School District.