Did you love or hate your high school experience? Being a teenager comes with all sorts of hormonal changes and complications so it’s no wonder the corresponding school years can be equally as tumultuous. Like everything in life, some people thrived in high school and others merely survived it.
Regardless of whether the high school experience was good or bad, eventually, it gets filed away into your subconscious and becomes a distant memory.
But have you ever thought back to those formative years? Have you ever found patterns between who you were then, and who you are now? Have you considered how the experiences you had then affected who you became?
In Looking Over the Edge, I suggest we are always in training for something bigger. Each moment, even if seemingly insignificant, can be a lesson for us someday. “Someday could mean twenty years from now, or it could mean tomorrow.”
Although life isn’t linear as we’re living it, it’s a beautiful exercise to look back and connect the dots — finding the synchronicities, exploring the “in training” moments, and thinking about all that got you to where you are right now.
Today I’m headed back to my high school to speak for our alumnae. I’m remembering, reflecting, and connecting the dots to that time in my life that is a distant memory.
Since we’re all part of this universal web, I thought maybe today you needed a reminder to look back and connect your dots, too.
You might discover tools in your toolbox you’ve long forgotten.