Thursday, August 13, 2009

New Beginnings


Once upon a time,
the lazy days of August were a time
of sharp anticipation for new beginnings.

The opening of a new school year
was just around the corner
and preparations had to be made.

Of course you had to make sure to

and find the newest, hippest things to wear
that fit into your parents' budget for back-to-school fashion
(or that could be bought for what you'd managed to save
from your summer job).

A new school year held promise.

It was an opportunity to make a fresh start
academically, cultivate new friends,
and catch up with old friends who had been away for the summer.

It was a season of hope,
of getting just the teachers you wanted,
of finding a boyfriend or girlfriend,
of learning to find your way along
the path toward growing up.

Once you've made the transition to adulthood,
that feeling of anticipation,
the certainty of new beginnings just around the corner
is a little harder to come by.

How can you create a space for new blessings?

What new beginning would put some pizazz
in your life?

p.s. I just realized that Tuesday, August 11 was
the first anniversary of my first blog post.
How time flies!


14 comments:

beth said...

talking about our future is how I see "new beginnings" and without talking about our future, often the present can seem overwhelming....

Lynne said...

"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind..." (Romans 12:2)
This bible verse is one of my favourites and it reminds me that new beginnings need a new way of thinking. Often what is holding us back are the shackles that we put on ourselves. Our perceptions of who we are and what we can accomplish.
Its only by renewing our minds that we can change the way we see ourselves, and make room for new blessings and new beginnings.

mermaid musings said...

Happy bloganiversary!

~JarieLyn~ said...

Congratulations on your 1st blog post anniversary. It's amazing.

I think new beginnings occur when we get excited about learning something new or just shifting our paradigm on something old.

for me, moving to another state would put some pizzaz into my life. I am so tired of living in the desert. I think a change of scenery would bring lots of excitement and hope. My husband and I need a change.

deb did it said...

Congratulations on your first anniversary! I tend to begin each day brand new,like a rebirth and in the words of Anne of Green Gable " Tomorrow is a new with no mistakes in it" Although I have learned painfully from my mistakes, those detours in my life help me stay on track in this newly, reinvented life of mine. And I am loving the flight! ~flap flap~

deb did it said...

ps...are you skipping SP Wednesdays?

Allegra Smith said...

Ah yes...new beginnings. Today I am a grown up (they think) because today I am officially 64 years old. What?????? just writing that makes me laugh. I don't feel any different than 63 or for that matter than 36. Which to me validates my theory that time is what we make of it.
Every day is the new beginning of something, from a piece of jewelry I designed in some other beginning to the moment when I sit at the bench and everything comes together in a vortex where time does not exist. Another beginning.

Happy anniversary, may all your years in bloglandia be filled with wit, art and good friendships.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

happy bloggoversary!!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

or however one would spell that!

Butler and Bagman said...

Yes, I remember the first day of school...excitement. Not everyone feels that. I'm not sure what would put pizazz in my life now. Sometimes it is just an image.

Michelle Johnson said...

I had an anniversary on the 11th too. I've been married 12 years. My 2yr blogoversary will be on Saturday. I have no idea how to celebrate it either. I'd like to do something though. Hope all is well. Have a great night.

Delwyn said...

Hi Meri
Good going for posting for a whole year...

I'm a new day new beginning person...

Happy Days

julochka said...

congratulations on your year of blogging! isn't it fabulous!?!

i love your vitrine, that's great!

and as for new beginnings, i feel one is just within grasp at the moment, i just can't quite make it out yet, but i feel strangely excited about it!

Relyn said...

First, happy blogiversary! I am so glad we've found each other.

You know, August is still just such a time for me. Tomorrow is back to school. Last night was parent orientation. This morning I was so excited I couldn't sleep. So, I spent the time visiting blog friends. Like you.