Making a new beginning means letting go of the past and moving forward into the future. Almost 60 nations celebrate their independence day in the summer months, marking a new beginning and a break from their past. Perhaps you, too, need to assert independence before you move forward.
Before making a new beginning, you also need to let go of the past to create an ending on that chapter of your life. Only then can you successfully move forward into a new beginning, perhaps some personal independence, and a new future. Where will this take you and how will you get there?
You will pass through one or more neutral zones in your lifetime. I like to call these neutral zones “fertile voids” because they hold so much possibility. They are time periods—anywhere from a few days to a couple of years—where you are free to process what has gone before and explore new desires, directions, options, and plans. This time is as unique as you are, so your experience doesn’t need to match someone else’s expectations.
Marriage, birth of a child, a move to a new place, an accident or illness, and the death of a loved one are all highly visible, external, and tangible changes most of us experience at some point in life. Once the change has occurred, however, you are in that neutral zone, that fertile zone, somewhere between letting go of your previous life and adjusting to your new normal. It is often invisible, internal, intangible, and unexplainable to others. However, if you persevere and view your neutral zone as a gift, making a new beginning will happen sooner and easier for you. I can help.