August 19, 2013

Create your own "fresh start" date

Today is the first day of classes at my college...and I think it's finally hitting me that I really graduated. That still feels weird to write. I started thinking about how today is such a special day for the students at my college and their big "fresh start."

But then I realized that today is just like any other day on the calendar, and has the same opportunities as any other day on the calendar. Like Oprah says, "every day really can be a fresh start on expanding what is possible."

Day 1's are always so exciting. I'm always anxious, eager, uncertain, and determined to accomplish whatever it is I'm starting. Whether it's the first day of school or work, it's thrilling!

So why not create our own Day 1's whenever we want? Why can't we decide when to start practices in our personal lives like others decide when we start new experiences in our academic or professional lives?

This includes starting new eating habits, creating and executing new goals, joining new organizations, spending more time doing the important things in life. 

I have created my own personal "fresh start dates," and so can you.

Once you decide that you're ready for that new change in your life, you can officially mark your personal new beginning. It's really all about perspective.

A fresh start should be based on the courage to change for the better, not on a date.

So today actually is my first fresh start...a new beginning. But it's not because some school administrator chose this date for me, but instead because I have chosen to change for the better starting today.

What's something you'd like a fresh start on?
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  1. Love this post! I would like to start fresh on my eating habits and staying organized!


  2. I love this so much :) I definitely want to make a fresh start on some of my eating habits and being more healthy!


  3. This is such a beautiful post.. U inspired me to get up and start this day with full force and achieve what i want to achieve..,
    Keep in touch,

  4. This post its a great inspiration thanks.

  5. This post says it all.

    Some months ago I decided that I would get a fresh start pursuing my dreams (not that I had any other choice at the time) and doing whatever makes me happy. There are probably going to be setbacks but it all adds to the journey and when we get to the top, the view will be amazing.

    Have a great first day!


  6. YES! This post is so true! I start school next week and this is the perfect way to get me to start thinking positively!

  7. How inspiring! Congratulations on your new start :)

  8. Great post!
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  9. So true, I agree, such a great and inspiring post!:) Good luck with everything! xo

  10. I love the idea that we can always have a fresh start if we set our minds to it. Good luck with it! I'd love a fresh start with my health.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  11. so inspiring sweetie , i desperately need a fresh start , after my fathers death in april , i felt like i lost my self , not having a father anymore , really changed many things in me ,
    i want a fresh start , a start that comes from my heart where all his is , and certainly my eating habits , needs some change 2 ,
    i love to read something life changing just like yours , thanks for inspiring me along side all those other people ,

    Following you with GFC & Bloglovin now ,,,


  12. I was just thinking about this. I have so many goals that I keep putting off until "tomorrow." I really want to meet some new fitness goals but it seems so daunting. No more excuses...fresh start starts today :-) Thanks for the inspiration!

  13. I love your mindset. I've always wondered why people wait until New Year's to start a new goal, when they could literally start any day. Thanks for visiting my blog!


  14. That makes total sense! Everyone needs to do this and keep this mindset. Good luck to you Vett!

  15. Interesting! I'm gonna have to think about this some more!

  16. you have a nice blog!
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  17. I love your mindset, it's very encouraging and inspiring! I try to do that every week. Thanks for following me, I'm following you back!

  18. Wonderful post! That's what I love about each day. It's always an opportunity to start fresh. We have can make the most out of each day we are gifted with.

    What would I like to work on? Hmmm.... My girls go back to school in 2 days. I want to get back into a normal routine and add an extra Zumba class to my week. Feeling good in the body makes me feel good in my mind.


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