More so than even January, September gives many people and many families that feeling of a fresh start. Summer is ending, kids are going back to school, and maybe you are too. Whether it be the beginning of the year or the beginning of a new season, “starting” brings with it both excitement and a bit of nervousness.
For our family, as I mentioned here, there’s been a lot of “starting” in the past few weeks. My youngest daughter is starting preschool, my oldest started second grade, and I went back to school for the first time in 11 years.
Starting is almost never easy. Being a beginner can be humbling. Taking that first step often seems daunting. The trick is, that once we can get past ourselves and actually start, peace can come if we’re gentle with ourselves and let peace in.
To celebrate and honor our new beginnings, the September theme here at Mindful Memory Keeping will be Just Start. For the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing posts about getting started and being a beginner in relation to my favorite topics: creativity, mindfulness, and vulnerability.
I’ll also share some posts to continue the story of self-esteem.
So, I am here. I am starting again. I am writing to overcome my impostor syndrome and to continue sharing my story in the hopes that I can be an example of how loss can be transformative. I want to encourage you to embrace an inspired life through creativity, mindfulness, and vulnerability.
I hope you are well. Thank you for sharing this moment with me. I am grateful for you.