New beginnings can be scary, exciting, challenging and joyful. Always look for the joy of new beginnings.

The last couple of months have been a whirlwind! First, there was liver surgery, then recovery followed by an exciting new beginning.

So what’s my new beginning?

I’m back working in a full-time administration role. I’m happy to report I am totally loving it!

New beginnings can be fraught with uncertainty but they are also filled with incredible joy and possibility. Think a new job, a new relationship, getting married, new house, new baby. All pretty exciting stuff.

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Here are some of my initial thoughts on new beginnings.

You see possibilities and opportunities

Possibilities and opportunities are everywhere. Hoorah for that!

The problem is sometimes we just don’t see them either because we are either stuck in a rut, too scared to move out of our comfort zone or feeling pessimistic.

After job hunting for months, I was starting to feel like I was running out of opportunities. I was definitely feeling pessimistic which clouded my thinking. Oddly enough when I stopped stressing about not finding a job and focused on myself and my health, a job offer came along out of the blue.

New beginnings are all about seeking out new opportunities and truly opening ourselves up to new adventures. Fresh starts allow us to see the world and often ourselves in a new light.

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You see a clear path forward

New beginnings give us a chance to work towards what we really want. They give us a chance to let go of the past, focus firmly on a bright new future, and commit to moving forward in leaps and bounds.

Fresh starts are a great time for reflection but more importantly for planning, goal setting, and for having fun at the moment!

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You appreciate the wonderful things already in your life

If you read my last post on Gratitude, Love and Healing you will see I have a lot to be thankful for.

Even though I haven’t had a lot of time for blogging lately (hence the lack of new posts in this space) I now have a renewed passion for my blog.

After my operation, I gave myself permission to take a break. Granted I have had lots of occasions where my blogging was inconsistent but previously any breaks were riddled with guilt and a fair amount of being hard on myself for not writing (for the record, being hard on yourself is NOT a good way to get the creative ideas flowing).

This time around, I knew that it would be unrealistic to be recovering from surgery (not to mention recovering from a post-op infection), looking for a new job, and blogging all at the same time. I wasn’t physically capable of doing everything at once.

Now thankfully I am. My body is up and running and fully recovered. My creative mind is clicking back into gear and I’m ready to dive back into writing and creating new content.

Granted new beginnings can be a little scary, but there’s no doubt they can also be magical, exciting, joyous, and thrilling!

Like everything else in life, it all depends on how you choose to look at it. What new beginning are you excited about?

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