Start of something new

Happy Monday! It’s the start of a new week. And even a new year for some (L’shana tova fo those who celebrate!). That thought is all it took to cue up this earworm of a High School Musical song (“Start of Something New”). If you haven’t seen it, I will happily watch #HSM with you. I saw it in college and then made everyone I knew watch it with me. I am really not joking. It was a thing. I am much more of a book person, but something about this campy Disney made-for-TV movie tickled me to the core. I’m pretty sure I count as a solid 1 million of the 225 million viewers Wikipedia says have seen the movie. I hope your week is as on point as Troy Bolton on a basketball court.

the start of something new

Published by Emily P.G. Erickson

Emily P.G. Erickson is a writer with a master's degree in psychology. Her service journalism and personal essays about mental health, mindfulness, and motherhood have appeared in The New York Times, WIRED, Romper, Elemental, and elsewhere. You can find the latest from Emily at

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