Usually when thinking about starting a new chapter, it's when the year changes. I don't like that idea at all and that's one of the reasons I dislike New Years. When the year changes many make resolutions that they will change something in their life; start exercising, drinking more water, quit a bad habit, be more open-minded etc. I don't see the point in starting a "new chapter" when the year changes, because you will still return to your same daily routines and old habits.
Why would you change just because you write 2018 instead of 2017 on your paper? Instead I like to see it this way. For example while reading a book, in every chapter the characters do something new, they don't continue doing the same thing as they did in the previous chapter. So, for me a new chapter begins when I do something new, for example; starting a new job, going to a different school, traveling, going outside my comfort zone and so on. Not when the year changes and I will continue at the same school, sticking to my old routines and staying in my comfort zone. My point is that you can begin a new chapter whenever something different occurs in your life.
The reason I started writing this post is that I want to share my resolutions for the new chapter I am beginning to write. In August I will be starting at a new school; in another town; with other students and teachers; other curriculum and language. I am very excited but also scared. I will start this new chapter open-minded and ready to speak up. I don't want to sit quietly in my seat agreeing when I don't share the same opinion. I want to start being more creative; using my camera more often, start drawing and writing on a daily basis. The last thing I aspire to do is to find a balance between exercising and eating. I want to learn to love my body and treat it well. All of this might be a lot to handle but small steps will take me there.
I still need to finish the chapter I am writing right now. I need to enjoy every little bit of it and take the opportunities I have in front of me. And with all of that said; don't rush thru the chapters of your life, appreciate the things you have at the moment and make the best out of it.