Whether big or small, a fresh start can be an incredible catalyst. It can motivate you to get things done, drop bad habits, acquire new habits that are in line with your goals and values, and take meaningful steps toward being your best self.
A fresh start can also bring clarity to reassess where you are and where you want to go.
The last few weeks have been a little haptic in my family. We (my wife and me) were preparing to relocate overseas. We were selling some things, donating others, repacking, and choosing what to take and what to leave. I even counted all my possessions. It was a stressful and fun experience.
Now, we are in a new city, a new country, a completely different culture for me, and we’re planning to reimagine our lives from scratch. That’s a scary thing because as humans we cling to the familiar – we find comfort in the routines of daily life. But I’m ready for a change, and we both can handle it pretty well, but usually in smaller bits. Drastic change like this will be a little harder, but not impossible to handle.
The most painful experience was to leave behind the people we love the most. It was like tearing off a limb, except you can live without a limb… living without loved ones isn’t so easy. I don’t recommend leaving everything and everyone behind, but I also know that because of this experience we’ll grow as people and also become stronger for it.
What I like most about this move is that it gives me a fresh start. A fresh start means I have nothing to tie me down, nothing to stop me from creating the life I want. Everyone needs a fresh start once in a while, and starting over or making new beginnings is very much a part of everyone’s life.
Starting a new journey in life isn’t always easy. But if you take the risk, it can potentially be worth more than you ever imagined.
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