Every year we go through the changing of the seasons and every year it feels new to me, like something I’m experiencing for the very first time. It’s like I’m a child on her first trip to Disney World and I can’t wait to go on all the rides and see all the animals. (I’m also a huge Disney fan if you couldn’t tell.)
Last year I started a new journey and it was scary at first, the uncertainty of what I was doing and the worry of messing something up but I found my way and survived an entire year, though not without my battle scars. I’ve grown as a person as well as gained confidence in my position. I’ve learned that I’m not going to be perfect all the time and that’s okay, no one is. Having a color-coded planner is wonderful, though you had better use erasable led because nothing goes according to plan. I’ve also learned that I can do anything I set my mind to but not everything all at once, asking for help is not a sign of weakness but a sign of knowing your limits.
This past year has not only brought knowledge and an enormous supply of learning experiences but it also brought a lot of stress and heartbreaking sadness. I had to learn that you never fully heal from losing your best friend, you just learn to live with the emptiness.
This week I started my second year of this journey and I feel like I’m starting something completely new, even though it’s the same thing I’ve been doing for 365 days. There are new things to accomplish, new methods to invent, and a new road to travel. It’s amazing how much a person can change in such a short time. When you think about it, 365 days seems like forever but I promise you, if you blink you’ll miss it and trust me, you don’t want to miss a thing on this ride.