Make a New Start This Spring
Tolstoy said “Spring is the time of plans and projects” and it does seem that, in spring, we feel the need to shrug off the old things in our lives that seems to be holding us back and start out on a new — or renewed — path. It’s more than just going on a diet or buying a new wardrobe. It’s really trying to change for the better — to be a better you and to find the path that you need to be on in your life. Spring gives us the energy to pursue our own goals as the world around us come alive with us.
It is the promise of the new life all around us that makes us believe that it is possible to change and to grow. It makes us believe that it is possible for us to get out of the rut that we may find ourselves in and work towards something new.
The thing is that it is up to you to decide what that something new is that you feel like you have to do this spring. Is it losing weight? Or perhaps finding a new job? Perhaps you want to change your study path or go back to school or maybe travel the world. You have to ask yourself what it is that is keeping you back, and be honest if it’s not perhaps yourself holding you back.
Perhaps you feel as if you aren’t permitted to change. Perhaps you feel that you are not good enough or that you don’t deserve better. John Green once said “When you acknowledge that there is nothing repulsive or shameful about yourself, it becomes easier to be that authentic person and feel like you’re living a less performed life”. Perhaps, this spring, this is what we really should be doing: becoming and being the authentic you and, through that, finding your true path in life.
Author: Carin Marais
Carin Marais writes web articles, guest and blog posts, and fiction. With interests ranging from pop culture and technology to literature, mythology and archaeology, her writing covers diverse subjects. To contact Carin for articles and guest posts, or to read her work, go to her home page, her blog Hersenskim or follow her on @CarinMarais.