Each time we stand at the beginning of a new experience, we ready ourselves for something new. We talk to ourselves in our heads, making the argument that we will do okay. We convince ourselves we are ready and often look to others to be our cheerleaders. We stand at the beginning, trembling with excitement and sometimes anxiety,
The gun goes off and we begin.
We put our all into it, doing our best. Sometimes we thrill in the adventure; at times we are disappointed. We finish the race, the experience, and think back on it with either relief, regret or a smile of happiness.
And then ready ourselves for another. We stand once again at the beginning of a new start and listen for the words: Ready, Set, Go!
What experience are you currently getting ready for?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014
(This post was inspired by the Five Minute Friday prompt: Ready)