The Truth About Starting Over That We Don’t Always Like To Admit

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The truth about starting over is that it’s scary. Whether it’s a new job, new city, or new relationship, you’re putting yourself out there. The truth is you will doubt yourself. You will wonder if you’re making the right choice.

It may keep you up at night. Starting over isn’t easy. It’s talking to yourself, saying “this isn’t working, I need to make a change.” It is realizing you only have limited time, so you must not waste it.

I think starting over is the best thing you can do. Sometimes you need a clean slate. A new life, almost. Sometimes you just need to refresh yourself from life.

So move to that new place, start that new job, make new friends, date new people. You will be more yourself then ever. When you go through hard times, you become strong. Starting over is the best way to overcome. Sometimes it’s necessary.

You won’t be the same person anymore. Not everyone will get that. And that’s okay. They don’t have to.

Letting go allows the good to come in your life. Until you let go, you will stay where you are. You must allow yourself to let go in order to get where you need to be.

Starting over is cutting people out of your life purposely. Starting over is being more cautious of who takes center stage in your life. Starting over is finding that job you love. Starting over may mean being on your own for the first time.

And starting over is scary.

There’s no way around that. Change is tough. But if you don’t change, you’ll be stuck forever. Stagnant.

Take that job. Go on that date. Put yourself out there. Because once you do, there’s no greater feeling then starting over. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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Kristin Rattigan

Chicago born and raised. Stay strong but sweet.

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