By Jalyce Elizabeth
Starting from scratch is never easy. But you can. What often stops us is fear. The fear of starting with nothing—no experience, no tested skill, no support.
There’s comfort in having a head start. Don’t you love when you have an assignment to complete and it’s similar to something you’ve already started? We love to have something to repurpose and reuse. At least I do.
But in life, there are times when all we have is a blank page. We’ve released what does not serve us and we’ve let go of our past and outdated plans. We’ve emptied ourselves to receive something better.
I did this recently. “Let go and let God,” I told myself. For a moment, I felt as light as a dandelion puff—free and in the wind. But that feeling passed. I landed on the ground. And when I looked at my life, I felt as if I had nothing. The past I once held on to, the plans I once obsessed over, had been released. I could no longer cling to my old coping mechanisms. I was attempting to turn over a new leaf.
I wanted a new life but I wasn’t prepared for how empty I would feel at the start. But starting a new life is like buying a new journal. The pages are blank and you can fill them with the life you desire. You are a co-creator in your life. You can make new choices and think new thoughts. Do not fear a blank page. It is waiting for you to write a new script.
Remember: When the moon is new, it looks as if there’s nothing in the sky. But something marvelous grows in the darkness. What once looked like nothing becomes a full moon. Your life is never too void to grow into something beautiful. Believe that you are worthy of the life you envision. Fill your blank pages with visions of your new life.