Congrats to the 2017 Spring Graduates from Boise State University! Toss those caps!

Spring Commencement activities kick off Saturday morning at Taco Bell Arena! The event marks the end of a long road for students and a well deserved "hats off!" (literally).

So what's next? The job search begins for many. Others, maybe taking the summer to go on their own "vision quest" and figure out the future. I remember finding myself wondering what was next for me. No more school, unless I chose that. What to do?

It's a great time of life, but at the same time, a bit scary and uncertain. Some friends you will see off and on for the rest of your lives, while others, you may never see again, even though you intend it to be different.

Life tends to get in the way of a lot of thing for a lot of people. It's too bad, but it's also reality for a lot of us.

Either way, the future is yours, 2017 Spring Boise State Graduates! You are the ones that will carry on the tradition of Idaho, America, and in some ways, the world. Go forth, and make the world a better place!

I have a new grandson that is counting on you! (insert wink here).