New Beginnings


The last line of my book, “Mari” says that an end is just a new beginning. For her, life as a caterpillar had ended, and she decided to move forward from the bully onto a new adventure as a butterfly. Her identity had transformed, and so did her actions. Mari not only looked different, but she had brand new behaviors as well.

As this new year arrives, we have a split second between 2019 and 2020. When the clock strikes 12, we celebrate the end of a year and start of a new one. We are talking about transitions, and they can be exciting, difficult, and emotional. Some changes are the results of choices we make, while others are thrust upon us by others or just life. Whether it is the change in a relationship, job, home, or something else, it is an opportunity for a fresh start or a chance for a new adventure.

Change, whether positive or negative, is hard. For Mari, the vehicle of transformation was a chrysalis. In order to follow her dream, she had to submit to the process. If she wanted to become a butterfly, the caterpillar had to be disassembled completely. This kind of “extreme makeover” is not easy but definitely worth the results. I always say that change is difficult, but staying stuck is even harder!

For me, 2020 is another chance for a clean slate and new beginning. I realize that, like Mari, I too must submit to the process if I want to fly. I intend to do what it takes to get amazing results. The comfort zone is where dreams go to die, so into the chrysalis I go. I hope to journey with you into this new year!

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