Five years is both a tremendously long length of time–longer than a presidency or high school or most college degree programs–and the blink of an eye.
Five years ago, I became a mother. Today I watched my little girl pedal away from me for the first time on a real “big girl” bike for the first time and the soundtrack in my head was Dr. Seuss:
Congratulations!Today is your day.
You’re off to Great Places!
You’re off and away!You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.
You’re on your own. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go.
You’ll come down from the Lurch
with an unpleasant bump.
And the chances are, then,
that you’ll be in a Slump.And when you’re in a Slump,
you’re not in for much fun.
is not easily done.
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So…get on your way!