The first day of the rest of your life

I’ve always been a firm believer that change is good. It’s fresh, it’s different and most importantly, it makes you a better (and smarter) person. I’ve often been told or heard people recite the popular saying “this is the first day of the rest of your life” and have spent time pondering the meaning of this statement. In the past I’ve taken it to mean a variety of things including change has occurred, you’re moving on, starting something new or doing something different. It was typically the type of thing you would to say to a person starting their first day of college or getting a new job. A quick Google search tells me that this statements has a variety of meanings to people around the world and has been around for at least a few centuries.

When I reflect on this statement now, a similar but different meaning resonates with me. I now perceive it to mean that every day is a new day; a second chance at life. Every day is an opportunity to do things better and more importantly, make the most of it. With this new meaning comes greater appreciation for the saying. It leads me to believe that perhaps we can try every day to be better and wiser than the day before? I think that’s a goal I can strive to live by. When I boil it down to that I’m okay with whatever today throws at me because I know it will only make me more prepared for tomorrow.

I’m not embarrassed to admit that I have a lot of growing up and learning to do which will be brought on by changes and inevitably create a lot of changes in my life. A few weeks of deep personal reflection tells me that I have a lot of changes on the horizon and I needed a place to properly store these changes and my personal evolution, hence the launch of this blog I’ve owned for years.

Let’s consider this post the first day of the rest of my life, shall we? With every day and every post I aim to be better than the one before. Consider that my blog promise.

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