Starting something new is really challenging. Whether you are aiming for a career, going back to school, becoming a parent, moving to a new plans, ending a relationship or starting life as a single person, making huge life transition can feel overwhelming.
It may feel like you completely starting over – as though everything you have worked for until this moment is all waste. It may feel as though you should have made the transition long ago and that now you have accumulated a bunch of skills that mean nothing in the new life you are headed toward. You may start to doubt yourself, thinking “I have made decisions in the past that felt wrong for me. if this new life is not actually what I want or need?” You starts to look around and starts comparing yourself to your heroes – people who have found success doing what you intend to do. You kick yourself for not being as good, as happy or as confident as they are.
But EVERYONE has a first day.
Every person in your life that seems like they have got it all together has had to tackle his or her own day one. Though the current moment feels like a mountain that towers over you, It will soon become a part of your memory; in three months, in three years, in three decades you will look back on this moment and you will be surely grateful for where it has led you.
Allow yourself the grace of being beginner for something. Allow yourself a fresh start without the expectation that you have to immediately “be the best” at whatever you are starting. Try something new and fully embrace whatever discomfort it brings up in you, journal your feelings so you have perspective in six months when you feel like you are on the top of world again !!!
Make each day your masterpiece !