Friday, November 16, 2007

Write Your Own Story

A couple of days ago, I wrote the last page in the journal I've been using all year. I was sort of giddy to close that book and begin a new one. And lately, I've been kind of giddy in general about how I'm creating the story of my life.

I think it's so cool that we all get to choose. We get to decide how that next chapter is going to play out—what avenues we'll explore, what risks we'll take, what good-spirited trouble we'll get ourselves into.

And one of the best parts of this is catching yourself in a moment and recognizing it's going to be a piece of your story that you'll forever look back on and smile at. Maybe it's the moment you come through the other side of a difficult situation, feeling stronger and wiser. Maybe it's wrapped in the rush of trying something new. Maybe it's in the excitement and wonder of a first kiss. Or maybe it's not even about you—it could be the joy you feel when watching someone else.

Whatever it is, it is unique. And you can take it with you wherever you go. It will be yours to reflect on at the end of this sometimes bumpy, but always incredible experience. It's all part of your own life's book.

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