Beginning anew, starting fresh, turning the page, is a down right scary thing to do. Recently my mom, brave woman, finished her doctorate, she got her PhD at 50+ years old! How amazing and how much of an inspiration to her three daughters. I was honored to watch her walk across the stage and receive her hood.
Starting fresh is a daunting task the idle we get, at least for me it is. It seems the more set in my ways and comfortable with my life I am seeking and following through with change is hard. Starting a new business, after nearly six years if diapers, nap times, and singing children's songs was a really exciting and overwhelming concept. The first time I approached the idea of a website there was much cursing and many tears of frustration. Learning to use a computer again was almost as tough as sending my first kid off to preschool on day one.
In college is worked in an high end shoe store, I was a sales machine, I could sell shoes to anyone! It was so easy and natural for me. Now I find the prospect if approaching new customers daunting and trying to sell something to someone nearly debilitating. It's all rusty and slowly but surely coming back to me.
When I get frustrated, or down about things not going quite right, or irritated with myself for things I could have done differently or even think about dropping it all together, I think about my mom. She spent 7 years working on her PhD, she kept working after a house fire, becoming a grandma four times over, sending her baby off to college, and starting a business with her husband, but she finished it! If she can persevere and achieve something that awesome then I can certainly pull myself up by my boot straps and keep on keeping on!