Today I think of new beginnings. I wonder is there a limit to the number that we have.
If there is a limit, what is the number? Does it vary by person?
These questions arose in my mind this morning, while sipping tea, as I read the post Starting Over on Colline’s Blog. In her post, Colline discusses what “Starting Over” means. She explains that the term’s definition ranges from a new beginning after a relationship ends to a new project after the previous one did not succeed.
Here is a poem I wrote, after reading Colline’s post:
New Beginnings Begin
Let us start anew
(It is a new day, after all, and the sun is shining)
With a fresh to-do list and
New frame of mind,
A frame made of sturdy wood and
Constructed from years of mistakes.
I am ready to start,
Though I have to count back the years
Of times I chose to begin again and
Times the goals crumbled like undercooked pie crust
While my heart hardened like a burnt cookie.
Will I succeed this time around?
Will I make it to the top of the podium or miss out on a medal?
Will I be disqualified at the start and
Told I have tried too many times in my short life?
There are so many questions and
I am looking online for the answers –
However, all I find is more scenarios, more things to ask,
More people who also want to begin with new beginnings
And want to bake their crust anew.
©2013 Christy Birmingham
What are your thoughts on new beginnings? Is there a limit to how many fresh starts we have in our lives?