First day of school

Do you remember the night before the first day of school?

Every year, I’d get the same feeling. It was a combination of fear and excitement for whatever the new year had in store.

I’d make sure my backpack was stocked with new school supplies, I had new clothes laid out for the first day, and that I was ready for whatever teachers would throw at me.

In adult life, that feeling happens in a much less predictable manner.

Some examples might be:

  • Moving to a new city
  • Going to graduate school
  • Graduating from a higher education institution
  • Starting a business
  • Raising money
  • Getting a customer
  • Making the first sale
  • Hitting revenue goals
  • Changing apartments within a city
  • Getting a new job
  • Taking on a new role
  • Getting engaged
  • Getting married
  • Having kids

The milestones start to repeat once you have kids. The professional equivalent is hiring new employees.

When was the last time you felt the first day feeling?

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