New Beginnings

New beginnings, a fresh start, a new opportunity, moving on, moving up, going forward. Sounds great. Sounds fantastic even yet, somehow these life changing moments bring with them a certain unease. My stomach knots up, my energy dips, and my mind races with thoughts of uncertainty. Am I ready? Can I do this? Do I deserve such a wonderful opportunity?

I sit down. I relax and let the doubts melt away. Then the answers from within my heart scream out; Of course I am! Of course I can! And by all means Yes, I certainly do!

From a place of inner peace I know the question I need to focus on next is: What do I bring with me on this new leg of the journey and what do I leave behind?


  1. Barbara Hutchins
    August 17, 2010

    Jen, I love how you can sort through all the craziness and get to the heart of the matter! Your words brought tears to my eyes. Your question about what you will bring with you and what you will leave behind would probably be a good question for all of us to ask ourselves everyday no matter what situation we find ourselves in. Thank you!

  2. Melissa
    August 19, 2010

    It’s such an important question, and one that deserves our attention. You really got me thinking on this one, and the answers are not always obvious (i.e. “Leave the gun. Take the Cannoli.”). I’ve been yearning for a crystal ball lately — thank you for the reminder that there is beauty in the journey and being in the moment to witness our lives unfold.


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