There are few things in our lives that are scary, just a lot of things that are different"
I've been glad to have the opportunity to be at home over the past week. With my sister working and still at school, it is rare for me to spend some quality alone time with just my parents. Although there are times when we disagree, I still love them both very much and look up to them in so many ways.
Tonight I was talking to my dad about where my life was going and basically how it has gotten to where it has been so far. I was telling him how I've recently set a goal where I put myself outside of my comfort zone more often to face the scary things in life. In response, he told me today's quote of the day, "There are few things in our lives that are scary, just a lot of things that are different." This really got me thinking. It is remarkable how much I have grown over the past 25 years. With every step, I have found exactly what my dad has told me. Many things have scared me, but once facing them, I quickly learn that I can do the things I originally thought were impossible. We hold ourselves back from growth on so many levels, but we still have the power to make our own decisions and extend ourselves past our boundaries. I realize this post is very similar to the "jump" post I wrote on my birthday, but the concept still rings true to this day!
About the video: Just like my goldfish in the jump post, plants have the ability to grow much bigger once they are placed into bigger pots. I have realized that I would not have grown as much as I have today if it wasn't for all the times I have moved from house to house with my family. A similar concept was shown in one of the lasts Boy Meets World episodes. Although I was unable to find the exact clip, I've posted a good montage of the series below. In the series, Cory debates with his mentor, Mr. Feeny, if moving to a new area for his wife, Topanga, is a good idea. Mr. Feeny then talks about how plants can only grow as big as the containers that hold them. He then moves his geraniums to a bigger pot which is a symbolic reference to the geraniums Cory had given to him while he was in the hospital during the first season of the show. Apparently I get all of my wisdom from Mr. Feeny :)