Ground zero. Starting fresh. Reinvention.
That’s a pretty exciting thing to think about. In our lifetimes, we have the chance to start over. As human beings, we have the capacity for reinvention. However, it is not often that we get that opportunity.
I have always been someone who seeks out abrupt changes and fresh starts. I tell myself that I need it. Call it commitment issues, or whatever you want. But these radical changes in how I spend my time help me to reevaluate whats important and to make course corrections towards the things that I actually want. A new start allows me to take the things that I have learned and use them to make better decisions for the future.
That doesn’t mean this comes easy, no matter how often you’ve decided to change your whole life (again). As you come in contact with your deepest fears and self-doubt, those days when you’re stuck in between old and new can be painful. It’s always easy to think about all the changes you’d like to make, but when you’re actually here, staring at the empty page of the rest of your life, confidence has a way of running out the back door.
The essential thing to remember is that feelings of doubt in the face of change are natural. Sometimes, all you can do is invest time into building a strong foundation. A set of habits and practices that maintain a sense of well-being that is not tied to mayor life decisions. That way, you will be ready for the answers when they do eventually come. And if there is one thing I am sure of, it’s that answers always come.