Every day is a new start


It’s exciting to see people set goals for the New Year. Recently, my social media has been flooded with others’ New Year’s resolutions and it’s encouraging to see so many people excited to conquer 2017.

Yet, at the same time, I’ve already noticed some people fall off track and say, “I guess I’ll try again next year.” Others say, “I’ll start next week on Monday.”

This is where I get really, really confused. Since when is Jan. 1 the only day you can start working toward your dreams? Since when is Monday the only day to start anew?

What many fail to see is that every single day is a chance to start over. Years and weeks are just a human concept. You don’t have to wait until Monday to start over. You sure as hell don’t need to wait until the first of the year to start working on goals.

I’m not against setting goals at the beginning of the year; however, it’s not the only time to start bettering yourself. 

Every single day is a clean slate. When your eyes open in the morning, it’s up to you from that point on whether or not you want to start bettering yourself. It doesn’t matter if it’s Nov. 22, May 5 or Jan. 1; or whether it’s a Friday, Wednesday or Monday. Every day is a new start. We don’t have to wait until a certain date to start working toward our goals. 

It is the start of a new semester and many of us might make a mistake or get a lower score in one of our classes than we wanted. But don’t just say, “I already screwed up in one class, so I guess I’ll just do better in all my other classes.” Don’t wait until the next week or the next semester to start applying yourself. 

Treat every day as a new opportunity and I think you will surprise yourself with how much you can accomplish.


Rachel Astleford is a nutrition & dietetics major at SDSU and can be reached at [email protected]