Monday, October 4, 2010

Change: A new life in College?

At least a few mornings in your lifetime, you will wake up wishing that you had another life...maybe more popular...maybe richer...or maybe even less popular because of the demands or current expectations of your family and friends.  I was always told that the first day of college is one of the few times in your life when you have a chance to reinvent yourself.  Since the majority of students never meet you before, you could finally be more outgoing, if you were always shy, you could dress more risque, if your apperance was always reserve, you could even choose new friends who fit your true or desired personality, and maybe get rid of some of the old ones.  Conversely, you could become less outgoing, more reserve, or even get closer with the old friends that you may have previously taken for granted.  But the truth is, we have the ability to do when we wake up every morning.  Each day is a new day to reinvent yourself.  The primary reason why we don't do this is because of fear.  We are not only scared of how our family and friends will view this drastic change; we are also afraid of finding out who we truly are, or most importantly who we are not.  We are unsatisfied with our lives, but we are more scared of the unknown results that change will bring.  But "if you continue to think what you have always thought, you will continue to do what you have always done, if you continue to do what you have always done, you will continue to get what you have always gotten."  What are you willling to do to not remain the same person that you were today, and not just get a copy of someone else's life, but to reinvent yours?  Can you reinvent yourself?  If so, who do you want to be when you wake up tomorrow?    

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