"He who has begun has half done.
Dare to be wise; begin!"
- Horace 65-8 B.C.
As we begin this new year, I dig through my reference books looking for a quotation to inspire, to set a mood for the new year, to send us off on a euphoric high of inspiration with which we'll continuously strive for throughout the year. As I travel through time, via quotations from great people, I observe through the millennia, man has not changed. not. one. bit.
This sounds a bit distressing I know, we as a society feel as if we've come great strides, we're a more civilized people, we have better technologies; we may have different tools but deep down we have the same yearnings, the same delusions of grandeur, still striving for love, money, power.
But wait, with this knowledge comes freedom. You are not revolutionary, you are not embarking on some new way of existence, you simply are - and with being you are completely free to be as you choose, you are free to be yourself 100%.
This year I hope for you as well as myself to take this knowledge and be completely authentic, to not worry about society's ideas of achievement but to strive towards a personal satisfaction in being true to yourself, being the best version of yourself, setting your own moral standard and holding yourself accountable. At the end of the day it's you you have to answer to.
Whatever you do this year I hope you do it truly and honestly and that it makes your soul sing!
Hello 2018, let's begin!
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Emily is an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist who spends her time exploring and learning about the unique history and nature in North East Ohio. She lives with her husband and cat in Wooster where she is also a family portrait and nature photographer as well as grows and cans her own vegetables. When she's not doing that, yoga and embroidery (not at the same time) are other things she enjoys.