Dear Warrior - You Will Always Be Enough
To be completely honest, I’ve never been a huge fan of New Years. Until recently though, I never really knew why I disliked the holiday so much. Instead of being excited and wanting to celebrate with my friends and family, for a long time I felt a sense of dread and even got anxious as New Years rolled around. The reality of my struggle was that I always put such high expectations on the new year. I’d spend the days leading up to January 1st picking out all the things I thought needed to be changed inside and around me. I felt huge pressure to make and uphold all sorts of New Year’s resolutions in order to become the best version of myself. Don’t get me wrong, resolutions are great, the new year can be a great time of reflection, goal setting, and dreaming of the future. But when you have a laundry list of personal “to do’s” like I did, it can be enough to make anyone anxious!
Looking back, I think I was missing the point for all those years. Since then, I’ve learned that the new year can be a great time to reset and regroup but we aren’t limited to just one day to do this. I used to think that when I woke up on January 1st, I had one opportunity to make a resolution and execute it. The reality is that the new year doesn’t bring one, single opportunity to make a resolution. Actually, it brings 365 fresh beginnings to take advantage of! "Every morning we are given new opportunities to learn, try new things, ask new questions, fail, try again, learn, and grow!"
So with that in mind, now how do you feel about the start of 2020? As the year is well underway, maybe you’re headed back to practice, school, and your daily routine. While getting back to our routines may not be particularly exciting, let’s get excited about all the fresh beginnings that come along with each new day! Every morning when we get out of bed, we have a whole day of new opportunities waiting for us!
We’ll never be perfect. We will fail and make mistakes along the way - That’s what makes us human! As you set new goals and reach for new heights, I want to remind you that no matter what obstacles may come in your path and no matter how many times you fall along this journey, you will always be enough. You are always important and you will always be loved no matter what the journey looks like. So every morning when you get out of bed, run towards your goals! Work hard and don’t lose heart. But don’t forget to take a step back every once in a while to reflect on how far you’ve come and enjoy those closest to you. You are so loved.
In your corner,
A Delaware native, Bekah Good studies psychology and plays softball at Arcadia University. In her free time she loves to go for runs along the Delaware Riverfront and be with her family. After graduation, she is most excited to begin her graduate education in counseling and compete in triathlons with her dad.
"Every morning we are given new opportunities to learn, try new things, ask new questions, fail, try again, learn, and grow!"