At some point in our life we each have to begin something new, and there are times in which these new circumstances may be a tad bit scary. A small dose of uncertainty is to be expected when tackling an unfamiliar task. It would be difficult to consider ourselves completely human if we didn’t have those little butterflies fluttering around in the pit of our stomach.
We must think of our new beginning as an exciting road waiting to be traveled on. This journey will give us the opportunity to meet new and exciting people from all walks of life. It will also contribute to our learning and will allow us to become more diverse as we embark upon new stories of other individuals, new places, and perhaps new foods. Throughout our new journey we will also be able to share stories about the makeup of our own life bringing others into our world. More importantly our new journey will challenge us to live life. “Life should be lived so vividly and so intensely that thoughts of another life, or of a longer life, are not necessary.” Marjory Stoneman
Our new path might be just the adventure that we’ve longed for, however we’ll never know if we are not committed to at least giving this road untraveled an honest effort. There are a few ways that will help us get through the beginning stages of our new transition:
1. Don’t be afraid to ask questions - At some point in everyone’s life, we’ve been a new student, or new colleague at work, so consider the person you are asking the question to, possible having been in that position as well, besides, asking questions is also a way to spark up a conversation, and perhaps meet your next new friend.
2. Don’t worry too much about cliques - Sometimes groups of people are formed because they have similar interests. Overtime you too will meet people with like interests, however don’t be afraid to try new things, and also teach others about some of your interests.
3. Be Yourself - The best person that we can be in life is ourselves. This is the only thing that we can do correctly the first time around. Trying to be something that we aren’t takes too much time, and too much effort.
4. Have fun – Life is meant to be lived, each day is an experience. Enjoy the journey!
“In order to live fully, it is necessary to be in constant movement, only then can each day be different than the last”. – Tengri