I often find myself guilty of rushing into the next period of my life. I couldn’t wait to graduate high school, I couldn’t wait to finish my first year of college, and I currently can’t wait to go back to school.
As a new school year quickly approaches, a new beginning awaits us. Even though our long, lazy days of spending hours in the sun are coming to an end, something unexpected and thrilling inevitably awaits each of us. A chance to start over, a chance to become closer to the person we want to be, and an opportunity filled with an endless amount of hope.
It’s no surprise that new beginnings are always filled with the anticipation of being able to start over. A new semester, a birthday, a new year – are similarly all viewed as the opportunity to serve as a “life altering” turning point. But in reality, every day holds the same opportunity to begin to see the world and ourselves in a new light. We don’t need a holiday or a special occasion to start our lives over. Everyone has the power each day to start over again.
We are given each day for a reason, are you making the most of it? Are you taking advantage of the day to work towards the person you want to be? It’s always motivating and beneficial to have something to look forward to, and set attainable goals, but it’s equally important to slow down and enjoy the simple, meaningful accomplishments that we make everyday.
So, as we start this new school year, I challenge each of you to stop wishing away this moment, take a second to breathe, and take advantage of today and the precious opportunities we have to seek change and begin our lives over again!
G4G and Emily
P.S Hope you can join us next Monday for another new post!