There is a saying: “There is always tomorrow,” and it always amazes me how it can morph from being a saying intended to offer hope of a second chance into a repeated excuse to push off tasks to another day. In fact I have been guilty of this many times. Most recently I used that excuse for my blog and ‘tomorrow’ became four months later.
It is amazing how time can fly and you notice you haven’t really accomplished much with the time you lived through. I had this thought today and then I began thinking about what I did do in the last four months. I realized that it was not that I didn’t accomplish ‘anything’, it was that my accomplishments were small day by day so I didn’t notice the changes that have happened. Among the various changes in my life, I think one worth noting is my acquisition of German, however small it may be. Four months ago I moved to Germany and had to Google how to say ‘hello’. Today I can hold a conversation, albeit simple and quotidian. I share this not in an effort to toot my own horn, but to remind myself that every day I take little steps that in combination create something big. This is reminding myself that I am reaching my goals; much the same way in that a baby learns to run: step-by-step.