With the start of the 2017-2018 NBA season tomorrow, we are about to get a look at some old faces in new places. This summer we saw an NBA off season that resulted in some huge moves. The Houston Rockets acquired Chris Paul, the Thunder received Carmelo Anthony and Paul George, Kyrie Irving was dealt to Boston, while the Cavs in return received Isaiah Thomas and Jae Crowder in addition to Derrick Rose and Dwayne Wade joining the team and these were just some of the most notable off season moves.
This offseason has given several players a fresh start, whether it be a shot at redemption, a chance to compete for a championship, or a chance to be a part of something bigger than themselves. Whatever the case may be, it’s a fresh start nonetheless.
I myself have taken a fresh start as I wrapped up my undergraduate career this past May and used my “offseason” to find employment. I am now employed full-time and embracing the challenge of building my career and starting life post grad. I opted not to go straight to graduate school because sometimes we need a fresh start. We must find ourselves, reestablish our purpose, and understand what goals we want to reach and how we’re going to reach them. Take some time to really look at your life and ask yourself “do I need a fresh start?” If you find yourself at a good place in your life then look no further, if you’re happy that’s all that matters. But, if the answer to that question is yes or you find yourself unsure then maybe it is time to change things up. The NBA offseason was a result of players and/or organizations feeling that they needed change and it was time to start moving in another direction. If you think you need a fresh start, evaluate your life and figure out what changes need to be made and the direction in which you want to go. Once you’ve done that, put your plan into action and start working.