Ready yourself for something big is coming

I’m not ready to go to school tomorrow,” said 11-years-old girl suddenly when I was washing my plate

Why?” I replied without seeing her face

I’m scared” her face looked like she wanted to cry

Scared? Scared about what” I turned my face and looked at her

Friends, teacher, school and many things and me,” she replied “I just not ready”

Ready yourself for something big is coming

Aren’t those things should make us excited?” I regretted after I said this one

Really?” she replied with a bit brighter smile

Yes?” an answer with a question tone on it

Ok then” and she left

Meanwhile, I left there thinking about what I just said to her…

Are those things really making us excited? As I remember when I should move a lot for following my parents, and every time I need to start a new school, it was never as easy as what people said. When I need to adjust to the new society with the new friends and teachers, it was never as easy as what people said. Since it always happened many times, so my parents would not encourage me to not afraid again and again, maybe because they thought I have passed it over and over. So sometimes, I almost did not feel the excited feeling about moving into a new place and new school. I even didn’t know if I was ready or not?

The next day

When the next day comes and the girl was ready to go, the school was just about a few minutes walk from our place so I thought that she would go by herself, but what happened was the parents and her sister apparently went together as well. It did surprise me a bit and this thought just came to my mind “why”… as soon as we reached the school, I saw there were many parents walked by into the school along with their kids in their first day of school. The car lot was fully loaded could not even handle the coming cars. And just right there I definitely surprised from what I just saw and suddenly I felt warm inside me (Definitely not because the car lot is full).

It always feels warm and nice to see such a good relationship pictured by those working parents with their kids. It may be rarely happened today or maybe because it never happened in my life. Sometimes I envy them for having that kind of life. The moments when you’re holding hands and walking together with your parents and talking about such a thing like daily conversation.

At the gate of the school, the 11-years-old girl says goodbye to her parents and with a few words, big hugs and kisses, she went inside the school with a bright smile, it looked like she has forgotten about what she worried the day before because she actually looked confident and READY to start the new day in the school in the next day.

The Lessons

I guess that just like what we face every day, in our life, sometimes we’re saying that we’re not ready about something, not ready about changing, not ready to do something, not ready about this and not ready about that.  What we actually need to do is just make a step ahead. When we finally make a step, we will forget what we worried, we even forget about “not ready thing’ as soon as we decided and do it.

Time does fly so fast. We never realized until we take a sneak to see what happened behind. Changing does make us scared. We afraid of losing things, losing people that we love, losing our comfort zone. But do you know, just like what NIKE says JUST DO IT. Just like what the 11-years-old girl experienced, she was worried yet she kept going to the place that she was worried before and when she arrived there, HEY! It wasn’t scary as she thought, in fact, she just kept walking with confidence and a bright smile.

Changing is always scary if we never try to do it. Don’t let your “I’m not ready” feeling bother you so you can’t see the beauty in front of you. The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.


I am a language trainer based in Jakarta, Indonesia. I love traveling, like a lot. I enjoy walking around, language immersion in different places, have a cup of coffee at some unfamiliar coffee shop, embrace the history or art in many different museums. I love coming across people and blending with new culture. I like having conversations with new people, blogging the stories and inspire people.

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