Last week, the University of San Francisco conferred an honorary doctorate of Arts & Sciences on the Giants’ stadium announcer, Renel Brooks-Moon. Renel is so much more than just “AT&T Park public address announcer”, though. She’s a Bay Area icon.
Here she is giving the commencement speech on the day of that honorary doctorate. She employs a lot more baseball lingo than I expected, but it works because she’s charming.
I just thought a “commencement” speech just before the start of the new year would be fitting. The end of the year is definitely a good time to assess your life, the year that was, and make plans for what’s next. Plans, goals, dreams, etc. are good, I say! And I can’t be the only one who feels that way.
What went right for you in 2018? Did the good things come from your plan or were they happy coincidences? When things went wrong, what did you learn from the situations? Don’t worry about setting long-term goals. What’s January going to look like? How about just the first quarter of the year? Are you going to watch the Giants? If so, why?
Anyway, Renel talks a lot about “commencements” and “graduations” in her own life and while the big transitions are really easy to spot and remark upon, these year-to-year changes are a part of that process.