To celebrate the launch of my new website, I thought the theme "new beginnings" couldn't be more fitting! I found this piece tucked away from awhile back and thought it was the perfect time to share it here with you. Thank you so much for being here.
Much like the seasons of Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter, our lives are constantly flowing in and out of its own seasons and cycles, dissolving into one another. Opening and closing doors. Laying the groundwork for what’s to come and letting go of what no longer serves us. Big, transformative shifts and gentle moments of surrender. The time to go, go, go and to know when to retreat. The ebb and flow.
The unmistakable energy of a new beginning. A fresh, clean slate. Feelings of limitlessness that ignite our inner adventurer. It’s ripe with possibility – an exploration filled with hope, wonder, and excitement. It’s electric.
On the flipside, the rush of navigating uncharted territory can bring up a lot of fear. Once the buzz of a new beginning wears off, we can easily fall into a place where we judge ourselves, slip back into old behaviour, or stick to the well-travelled path when we’re laying down a new foundation. With the flick of a switch, we find ourselves running from joy straight to overwhelm-city.
I’ve seen it play out in my own life countless times – and once I’m there – overwhelmed, confused, and I’ll admit, at times, terrified, I feel stuck. And I’m sure if you’re human, you’ve felt that way too.
What I’ve come to realize though, is that it all comes down to a choice. Your choice.
Are you going you stay in the same spot, treading water? Or are you going to call in those feelings of hope, wonder, and excitement? Of limitlessness? Of freedom? Of possibility so ripe you can taste it?
I’ve discovered that a beginning doesn’t necessarily make itself known by announcement (a new job, relationship, season, or year) it can have a much softer, less obvious approach – an inkling, a whisper, a tap on the shoulder, a gentle desire to explore new ways of living and being.
It’s in these deep connections with ourselves that we find our own beginning. It’s knowing that you have the power to create it, at any given moment or time. That you don’t have to wait for it to fall on your lap or for the clock to strike midnight, it’s just one perspective-shift away.
I guess the question is, what will your new beginning be?