I think starting over is one of the hardest yet bravest things anyone can do. Whether it’s picking up the pieces after a relationship ends, graduating, moving to a new city or entering a new career – change is never easy. Especially when that change is life altering. And I for one have had a lot of change in my life lately – hence why I have been MIA for a while.
However, I have come to realize that as scary as new beginnings are, the change can be not only necessary, but dare I say… wonderful.
If that you would have stayed at the job you only tolerated because the pay was decent, would you have ever found the career you love? If you never would have switched your major at college would you have met your best friend on your first day of class? If you would have stayed in your past relationship just because you were comfortable, would you have ever met that great new person who treats you how you deserve to be treated? The list goes on and on, but I think you get the point. We just have to be brave enough to create that new beginning.
Recently, I’ve had some major fears about new beginnings because a lot of them seemed to come my way all at once. I started my senior year of college, I started searching and applying to real jobs, and I started to realize that the future is coming faster than I thought – or wanted it to. Most of those are an exciting form of scary. BUT I have faith and hope that this is where I’m supposed to be right now. And I’ve learned that the most important thing is to live in the present.
How does all of this apply to me you might ask?
This semester I balanced an internship, 3 jobs, cheerleading, a full class load, and (somewhat of) a social life. Because of my hectic and busy life, I made the decision to “slow down” this upcoming semester and enjoy myself. I use the words “slow down” very loosely because I might actually be taking more on, just shortening the list.
It was a difficult decision, but I have decided to only take one class (I’m ahead so I’m still graduating on time). On top of that, I’ve accepted a part-time job that will hopefully continue as full-time upon graduation. This means I have to live back at home which is exciting and scary all at the same time 😉
I plan to have a lot more time to blog -so I have no excuses now! Stay tuned!
I’ll leave you with this. As Semisonic would say, “every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”
So here is to new beginnings!