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 freelance writer specializing in mental health and parenting. She has written for popular digital publications, including Everyday Health, Health, The New York Times, Parents, Romper, Verywell Mind, WIRED, and more. Emily is a professional member of the National Association of Science Writers (NASW), the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), and the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ). Previously, Emily researched PTSD for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and earned a master's in psychology. You can find the latest from Emily at

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