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The Beauty In Starting Over (Even If The Ending Was Bad)

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Noah Hinton

The beauty in starting over is that you get to let go of who you were in the past. You let go of what was holding you back and you let go of all the things that were weighing you down when you thought you were stuck – either in the wrong place or with the wrong person.

The beauty in starting over is that you get to choose. You get to choose who you want to be this time without anyone telling you who you should be and how you should do it. You’re given a new chance to live life differently. You’re given a new lens to see life in a different color and you’re given another chance to redeem yourself, to fix yourself and get one step closer to who you always wanted to be.

The beauty in starting over is that it helps you find the blessings in endings. The good in goodbyes and what lies on the other side of fear, the magic that lies beyond your comfort zone and the wonderful things life has to offer you when you decide to look up.

When you decide to take a different road, when you do something that scares you and when you let go of something or someone that was holding you back – no matter how much it hurts, no matter how much you care about them, sometimes they pull you back when you were meant to fly and sometimes they silence your voice when you were meant to roar.

The beauty in starting over is that you learn that you don’t always have to settle. You don’t always have to stay sad or hurt or miserable.

You can start over and you can still live a life you’re proud of, a life that excites you and a life that inspires you.

You can start over. You can end things and start again.

The beauty in starting over is that it doesn’t have any rules, you don’t have to follow a manual. You make it your own. You get to call the shots. You get to write your own new beginning without anyone else holding the pen or dictating you. TC mark

Rania Naim is a poet and author of the new book All The Words I Should Have Said, available here.

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