• M. Willhouse

The Summer of Growth

Updated: Jul 13, 2018

One of the most important aspects of going through life, no matter who or what you are, can also be one of the most painful - growth. For example, in order for a tree to grow, it's foliage must decay and die in order to be replenished with the coming of a new spring. This holds true across all types of life - mammals, plants, insects, and human beings alike.

Growth is the impetus of change, and it is important to note that it is never too late to change - your life, your surroundings, or yourself.

As an individual, growth can be as painful as it is rewarding - outgrowing certain people or things you thought you would be in your life forever, outgrowing old clothes or ideas, and the like may be equally unsettling. On the other hand, growth is necessary to reach your highest potential - after all, if a seed never grew or changed, the world would know no flowers.

Rather than holding on to the way things are, consider the potential and all that could be, and make the necessary changes to live your best life possible - after all , if you don't close the chapter, you'll never know how the rest of the book unfolds.

Now that I have graduated with my Bachelor's Degree, I know that there is still much growth to be achieved in my own life. Moreover, this summer I am managing a plot in my community's garden. Among the things I have planted thus far are pumpkins, sunflowers, watermelons, cantaloupes, and more.

I am ready to put my best foot forward and embrace growth with open arms - in my own life and in my garden. I plan to make big changes in the coming months - pushing myself to full bloom.


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