Happy New Year!
New School Year, New Start, New Chance
Happy New Year (new school year that is...)! Today I begin class again after a very short and action packed 3 week break. I don't really feel like I got much of a vacation at all because almost every minute was filled with some sort of activity but I must say I am happy to be starting classes again. I am a little overwhelmed having not finished a full semester at college since Fall 2010 but I am excited about starting this Fall semester- new school year, new start, new chance. I would be lying if I said I wasn't nervous or that I didn't have my doubts but I am attempting to stay positive and optimistic. I always have that fear that history will repeat itself and that I will be unable to complete the semester but as my mother constantly says "we are what we think about most." If I think I can do it, stay well, succeed in my classes, and make it through the semester than hopefully I will be able to. I can't go into this new start full of fear and doubt. If I allow myself to be overwhelmed by these feelings and thoughts I am sure to get discouraged which will not help me in succeeding this Fall. As a student September acts as another New Year. We have the opportunity to start new classes, buy fresh school supplies and books, meet new teachers, and start with a clean slate. We don't celebrate the start of school in the traditional style of celebrating the New Year- drinking champagne, watching the ball drop, and partying with friends and family. But one thing we can do that is similar is create a new years resolution. This Fall I am going to make a resolution to embrace the new chance that has been given to me and do my absolute best to stay healthy and well. I will not let the stress and concerns I have overwhelm me and force me to fulfill a self-fulfilling prophecy of allowing my history to repeat itself. This is a different Fall semester and therefore it can start and end differently than previous ones. I am the key component in making this semester unlike any one before. Today I have two quotes for us to look at. The first is about success and endurance while the second pays homage to education and the new school year.