“The world is your oyster” is a phrase that was created by William Shakespeare. And it’s a message that’s never truer than on the day you graduate from college.
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, this phrase can be interpreted as “one is in a position to profit from the opportunities that life, or a particular situation, may offer.” Or in other words, you can do anything and go anywhere you want.
You have spent years preparing for this day. No doubt there were a lot of stress, tears, and sacrifices you had to make to get to this point. And now, you’re faced with the choice of which road you’re going to take next.
Pearls and Oysters of Life
Pearls are formed from an irritation. A foreign object, like a grain of sand, finds an opening into the oyster. It’s painful and irritating to the oyster, and to protect itself, the oyster starts to cover the foreign object with nacre. Many layers later, a beautiful pearl is formed.
Not all oysters produce pearls though. Pearls are rare. Studying is not easy – it takes courage and hard work – and many don’t make it. But you persevered, you learned from the lessons life gave you, and you evolved into a beautiful, shining pearl.
The world is full of opportunities – you just have to take it! You determine your own success.
How does success look like for you? How does your pearl look like?
- Is it finding your dream job?
- Is it making a lot of money so you can travel and see the world?
- Is it making a difference in the lives of family members or in the community?
- Is it finding meaning in life?
- Or is it finding someone special to share your incredible life with?
Whatever that pearl looks like for you, remember that you can achieve anything you set your mind to. Yes, there are more difficult times and stumbling blocks that lie ahead. There are mistakes to be made and lessons to be learned. That is part of life.
But what matters is how you handle these obstacles and what you learn and how you grow from it.
Pearl Jewelry: A Reminder of Possibility
As you are preparing for your graduation ceremony, what better accessories to choose from than pearls? Visit our shop and choose pearl jewelry to remind you of your beauty and the possibilities available to you.
And after graduation, every time life throws you a curveball, you can wear your pearl jewelry to remind you of your strength, what you’ve endured and accomplished so far, and that you can do anything you set your mind to.
Let the pearl that is you shine unapologetically.