I realize that sometimes one needs a change of environment in order for things to move forward. Since moving to a new city, settling into my apartment, and going back to school, I’ve seen a new side of myself emerge. Maybe it’s not necessarily a “new side” but different aspects of myself that haven’t begun to fully emerge until now. I’m not sure what to attribute this to: the new motivational and competitive atmosphere of law school, being on my own or just plain growing up.
Lately I find myself being more organized and less cluttered. I’m exercising more, praying more, with more drive to get things done. Don’t get me wrong, I still have a lot of things to work on and I’m not where I want to be in my life. I still hate doing dishes and laundry and I haven’t fully adapted to the routine of going to the gym consistently throughout the week. As long as I’m living, I will always be a work in progress but I’m grateful for the progress I have made these past few weeks.
Lesson: A change of scenery can provide just the push for progress that you need.
I don’t think this requires moving to a new place but maybe spending a weekend away, going somewhere new, or taking time alone to reflect and renew yourself in the space you are in.
This transition into a different phase of my adulthood, into another era of schooling, into a new environment has been far from easy and it is not always fun. However, I am learning a lot about myself, life, people and I am enjoying this new adventure. I plan on making the most of it all, learning as much as I can and becoming a better, wiser individual as a result.