Back at Cal Poly this week, things have been both busy and slow at the same time. Sometimes I wonder how that can be, how the clock seems to keep moving while we’re standing in place, and yet when we look back, things are already changing. This week brought us to President Obama’s final speech to our nation as POTUS, asking us to hold onto the faith and the belief that we can. I don’t know how these eight years passed so quickly, but it has been an honor to grow up watching such a gracious and well-spoken president. In his final words, I was reminded of the capabilities we all have to seize the moments we are given and to take the changes we want to see into our own hands.
These are our lives, this is our time. So why not make it worth something?
In light of this, I want to emphasize the word “our” in that sentence. As much as I love to focus on my family and my friends, I think that it’s important to remember that we come first in our lives. If we are looking for change, for something better, we have to looktowards ourselves first. Because no one else is going to do it for us.
In looking at myself this week, I have decided to focus more on my writing and what I want my future to look like— I’m making the change I want to see in my own life and I am so excited to share it with you all. To kick start that, here is the first poem that will be featured on the poetry section of my site that will be up this weekend. If you follow me on Twitter, you may have seen it already, but it you haven’t then here it is! I hope you like it and I would love to hear any thoughts you have about the poem.
As I lay my head to rest
Instead I rest with
Thoughts of you
Running course through my body
Like the way I watch you smile
You are the only
Showed me how to fall in love
Some days I wish
I never knew
Much love to all of my readers and I cannot wait to see what these next few months hold for all of us