Never Forget The Journey


Once upon a time we all started out as an innocent baby to parents who loved us very much and had so many dreams for us. They looked at us with tears of joy in our eyes as they held us close to their hearts. They tried so hard to figure out the perfect names for us. In the end my parents named me: Irene and it means peace. What does your name mean? Are you a reflection of your name? I always wonder these things about myself.

Then begins the toddler years as they buy us our first tricycle, and then our first two wheeler with those training wheels. I remember learning how to ride my first bike. I remember I fell off of it and scraped my entire knee up. Those were some good memories. I was so proud of myself when I finally didn’t need those training wheels anymore and could ride a bike all by myself.

Next our parents sent us off to kindergarten. The hardest day of their life. Letting us go into that big big world. Trusting other people to raise us as they cried so many tears for us. I think for many of us we spent all our years in school wondering why we even went to kindergarten.

Now that I’ve grown up – I’ve come to realize kindergarten is the most important year of school. It’s the year we learn to share. It’s the year we learn to be friendly. It’s the year we learn to be respectful. It’s the year we learn treat others as you want to be treated. It’s the year that shapes our personality for the rest of our lives. If only we could all just go back there sometimes and remember what it means to be teachable and to be a dreamer. We all have so much creativity in us and it all started right there : in kindergarten. We were so full of life back then. We need to learn how to keep that energy as adults as we fight for things like success through this thing called life.

As we learn to push forwards through all the chaos of the adult world. As we learned to be disciplined when we meet trying times. As we learn to work hard and be dedicated despite all the distractions that take us off our goals.

I think if we all learn to dream like were in kindergarten again. Success will take us further than we ever dreamed possible as long as we keep our integrity with it.

Irene Mielke

Irene enjoys writing and inspiring everybody that she meets. She has wisdom for days when it comes to life. She loves to read and support others in becoming the best version of themselves. She also loves to go the gym and her favourite sport is soccer.