Does anyone ever really “start new”?
We all have a past, habits we’d rather not, a history that makes us who we are.
Starting new is a fallacy. Starting over, beginning again may be better descriptors.
We cannot move forward if we are still stuck in the past. The challenge is navigating the boundaries of where one ends and the other begins, and arriving at the optimal balance.
Maintaining who we are, staying grounded in our values, beliefs, our faith. Those are parts of ourselves that move on with us.
Letting go of insecurities, releasing ourselves from fear, trusting that we can jump and will be ok, these are not easy.
Changing the parts of ourselves we know we should, those require work, dedication, but it’s not as hard because it requires you to have faith in yourself, in your own abilities.
It’s trusting others, the ones who join you on this path.
That’s the hardest part when the place you came from is heartbreak.