There is a saying that it’s not about your beginning but how you finish something that counts. Yet sometimes we have to think about the beginning. Especially when one door is closing and another is opening. As one season ends in our lives we will experience a new beginning.
My favorite quote of all time and what brings me continual inspiration to keep going and to not get stagnant says:
“There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” –Anais Nin
What a great reminder to embrace growth. We become more beautiful. We take what we learned from the past and what was once flawed, becomes a stepping stone.
I not only feel inspiration when I read the following quote, but also cringe a little:
New beginnings are exciting and also a little scary. Letting go is difficult. We may think we are losing control.
“Some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity.”
If you are facing a change. Or if you want to make a change in your life, remember this:
What beginning are you facing in your life? What are some ways that keep you moving forward and embracing change?
(For my friend Mary)