I have always felt that my year starts in September and not in January. I believe in scholastic years, probably because I always go on holiday in August and in September I feel mentally energized and inspired, ready to start a new period of my life.
I am reading Michelle Obama’s autobiography that has a very powerful title “Becoming”. In the preface, she explains why she decided to write a book and she says: “There’s a lot I still don’t know about America , about life, about what the future might bring. But I know myself.”
That is exactly how I feel, familiar with myself, with my flaws and qualities, with my strengths and vulnerabilities. It took ages to arrive at this point and a lot of pushing boundaries even when I was terrified.
As Michelle points out: “Even when it ‘s not pretty or perfect. Even when it more real than you want it to be. Your story is what you have, what you will always have. It is something to own”.
And this is why you should try to make it as interesting and joyful as you can, taking some risks and always putting things into perspective.
Have a nice year, all of you. ❤❤❤
In the photograph below the title, Gurnard’s Head in Cornwall, UK. In the photograph below, trees in Caprera, Sardinia, Italy. Both photos taken by me.