This photo is of our family celebrating our daughter’s graduation from high school. As her graduating class of 2015 entered the auditorium to Pomp & Circumstance, I was reminiscing over the years and pondered how quickly the time flew. It seems like just last week she started high school, and now she is preparing for what’s next in life. As my husband and I watched our daughter walk across the stage, we dabbed at our eyes for the few stray tears that had escaped and remembered our adorable little girl. Now she stood with her class, clutching her diploma and confidently moving her tassel. High school has ended for Lexi, and I was reminded of the phrase “all good things must come to an end.” Usually we use this catchphrase when the good times are over, but this statement can also mean that when something comes to an end, it isn’t always a bad thing per se. It just means that the time for that particular life event is completed. We wouldn’t want our daughter to stay in high school forever, because that would not be healthy for her. (Or us–if you have ever raised a teenage daughter you know what I mean!)
Graduations are endings, but they also set the stage for new beginnings–and that is life. We achieve one major milestone while preparing for whatever is next on the horizon. No matter where you are in your life, there is most likely something being completed and something new on the horizon. I love this quote by psychologist, author and communicator, Dr. Henry Cloud:
Without the ability to end things, people stay stuck, never becoming who they are meant to be, never accomplishing all that their talents and abilities should afford them.” ~Henry Cloud, Necessary Endings
Although we may have shed a few tears as our daughter joyously received her diploma, we could not help but celebrate the necessary ending that is preparation for what is next in her life. We all have those necessary endings that are catalysts for new beginnings. Dr. Cloud’s quote simply states that ‘people stay stuck, never becoming who they are meant to be.’ Can you relate to ever being stuck? I sure can, but no more. Life is too short. Time is of the essence, and I have made the decision to use my talents and abilities and MOVE forward in BOLD ways.
One BOLD way that I am moving forward is by offering the 93 Days of Summer Writer’s Expedition again! I ran this fun program a few years back with success, and have had clients asking if I was going to run it again. So I have BOLDLY improved it and made it a BIGGER and BETTER program this time around so that I can provide the absolute BEST experience possible. Why? Because my clients are MOVERS, SHAKERS and SHINERS in this world and they have chosen to unearth their talents, end what is no longer serving them and bravely begin ACCOMPLISHING great things . If you are interested in ACCOMPLISHING something big this summer. I hope you’ll join us!
In the meantime, as you contemplate what is ending, may you find ways to celebrate your own talents and abilities in bold fresh ways!