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 day...my 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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