A lady at my mother’s nursing home turned 103 the other day. I wondered to myself, how many “new beginnings” she had in her lifetime. There are so many endings in life, especially as we get older, but the secret to life is to know that every ending is just a new beginning in disguise.
Most everyone starts something new at the beginning of every year and very rarely, do we see it through, but it’s still a beginning. There’s a little shedding of snakeskin that takes place at the end of every year, but this year in particular, I’m shedding a lot more.
I’m letting go of a relationship I’ve been hoping to heal for the last eleven years. I did the necessary research and confrontation and I know now that it’s not going to happen. And I’m also saying goodbye to a professional endeavor, I thought I’d take with me to my grave. Just because you have similar beliefs and interests, and even if there’s real love and friendship there, if your path is leading in a different direction than theirs, you have no choice but to wave goodbye.
It can be a scary journey, when you start letting go of the familiar things. And it sure can be painful when we have to sat goodbye to people we love, be we have to keep this truth in mind – not everyone you lose, is a loss.
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