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That Fresh Start Feeling...

We all long to live the best life we can. And there is something so comforting about knowing we can begin again, grow from that devastating setback or finally make room for what’s most important to us. But when is a good time to start creating change in our lives? According to change expert and Wharton professor Katy Milkman, the timing is opportune when we’re in a moment in our life that feels like a new beginning or a fresh start. Around these times we tend to do more big-picture thinking and have a greater sense of optimism. Milkman said, “When you feel like you’re opening a new chapter, you’re more open to change.” Now, you may be thinking right about now that you missed the boat for January 1, but at what other times do you feel a sense of new beginning? It can be as ordinary as a Monday (new week), the first of the month or your birthday (which is also a great time to reflect!). You can use Valentine’s Day as a launching point for devoting more time to your marriage, and a promotion at work can give you a fresh start for better utilizing your strengths. What exciting, new thing are you standing at the beginning of? hat stagnant goal(s) are you ready to get a new start on to get you there? When do you get that fresh start feeling? Scripture is full of new beginnings and fresh starts because God delights in your growth. If you find yourself back at the starting line, know you are exactly where you are supposed to be! Give yourself a high five for staying in the fight.

“See, I am doing a new thing. Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” (Isaiah 43:19)

And I love this 1880s quote from Scottish theologian Alexander Whyte: “A victorious Christian life is a series of new beginnings.” If you need help navigating the wilderness of change, that’s my expertise.

Grab some time and we can chat things through. I want to help you become the woman God created you to be. This world needs you!




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