The turn of a new year brings to mind new opportunities, a chance to start fresh. I have thought, “I wish I could just start over” many times this past year. As we enter the final hour of 2011, I am wondering what keeps me from starting again? As soon as one thing ends something fills the void left behind. The consistent predecessor to a new beginning is finality. In essence, the only thing keeping anyone from a fresh start is the end of whatever we see as our current location, situation or state-of-mind. Often times, I believe the ability to bring about this ending lies within our power.
2011 marks a year of ending, an age of finality for me. 2012 is fresh and new. I will seize the opportunity to begin.