The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Today, I became a college student. Today, I walked the cobblestone pathways and entered the beautiful brick buildings of academia. Last time I went to college, Kurt Cobain was still alive, flannel was hot, and the first Gulf War was going on. Last time, I was a flighty, flakey kid with talent, but no follow-through. I don’t even remember what I thought, but it must have been self-centered and self-important- because aren’t all 20 year olds? Today? Today I value myself. I value my talents and am going to use them. I am driven. I am motivated by my children, by being a good example, by studying hard, by getting good grades, and adding some pretty braids and cords to my graduation robes in a few short years.
I can do hard things. Bring it on.