How Many Times Can You Start Over?

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I’ve been thinking a lot lately about fresh starts and new beginnings. For everyone it looks a bit different and as you’ve probably noticed, even the blog got a fresh start in the last couple weeks – updated colors and fonts and layout. It’s just feeling so crisp and clean and like the right step to take for the new beginning I’m looking for around here.

But my life is getting a fresh start too…a new job (fingers crossed it’s coming soon!), ridding myself of people who no longer need to be around and inviting in those people who do, a fresh approach to blogging and business, and this is really only the start.

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All of this change leads me to ask – How many times can we start over? How many fresh starts and new beginnings can we have?

The answer is simple…

As many as we would like and as many as we need.

Each beginning can signify a new chapter in our lives, a new opportunity for growth and to learn. It also usually marks the end of a different chapter and the close of a lesson, sometimes a positive one and sometimes one that was a bit harder to face.

But this process happens over and over again throughout our lives.

Right now, I’m finding myself closing another chapter and starting a new one. The pages are clean, the pen is ready and the story is waiting to be written. Quite honestly, this is the best I have felt in a really long time and as I’m also facing some of the hardest financial lessons of my life, I can’t help but be optimistic for what lies ahead of me.

It’s a great feeling, isn’t it?


When was the last time you started over?



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17 thoughts on “How Many Times Can You Start Over?

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  2. Chris

    Great post. This made me think of one of my all time favorite lyrics (not all time favorite song though)… Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end. Some chapters need to be concluded. That’s not a bad thing. Starting over isn’t a bad thing. Each day is a new chance to start over.

  3. Kelsey

    2015 feels like there have been so many fresh starts for me, and I truly believe it is because I finding out who I am and what makes me happy. My current ‘fresh start’? Going through our apartment. I am realizing we have so much unnecessary “stuff” – and I imagine living in a home where everything has a purpose and brings a little happiness.
    I love the thought of a fresh start being the beginning of a new chapter of our lives. Makes me think my life will look like a thick Harry Potter book. =)

  4. heather

    I think that each new day is new beginning. I have started over so many times. I love the look of your blog, I definitely need a do over on mine. Good luck on getting the new job
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  5. Kelly

    In my 20s I moved here and there and went down various career paths. I loved knowing that my entire life could fit in my car. These days the possibilities for such a complete start over are more limited – I can’t exactly get rid of these kids now can I? – But I love the fresh start feeling at the beginning of each month, and even at the beginning of each day!

  6. Alexandra @ My Urban Family

    I love this post. My husband and I are in the process of a huge start-over with our jobs and living situation – and it’s nice to know we’re not the only ones doing so. Sometimes it feels like people hide a “re-start” because it feels like that means the last path failed. But change can be such a great thing.

  7. Katie

    I’m constantly starting over. I get the keys to my new place today!! And I’ve been at my job a little over a month. And in school for 3 weeks. I haven’t seen many friends as I’m busy taking care of myself, but hopefully that will change in the next month.

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