How To Start A New Life – Part 1
Welcome to an introduction to a new life.
To putting an end to the past and welcoming the future.
But, this post isn’t about sharing tips, it’s about sharing the journey.
Nope. I’m not going to launch into 10 reasons you should start afresh or list 7 keys to new beginnings, I’m only going to invite you to join me as I leave my home town of over 40 years to stride towards a destiny that’s waiting on another horizon. To living somewhere over the rainbow.
To be 100% honest I can’t actually post an article about making a brand new start as some instruction manual because I’ve never had to begin a new life. In all my years I’ve lived in the same community with the same friends and faces and the familiar landmarks, places to socialise, and green spaces to chill out in.
I’ve holidayed elsewhere, visited family in all manner of places, and even worked abroad, but home has always been the same place I’m now leaving forever.
- I’m no expert on what a new life looks like
- I don’t know where I will end up
- I’ve no inkling of what I will discover or uncover
- I’m unsure if I’ve prepared sufficiently enough
- I have no idea what to expect
And that’s it!
That’s the rub. Everyone feels that making a new start means being crystal clear about every event and outcome and that the future is written in stone and across your whole mind to miraculously appear as you imagined.
I don’t think so!
Starting a new life means saying goodbye to a old one and everything you are sure of to unwrap a bright, unlived, but mysterious one. It’s a big leap of faith into the unknown.
You are uba certain that you want to do it and you are going to do it, but it’s still a major trust adventure.
So why do it in the first place?
New starts follow big endings.
Well they have for me.
In the last 2 years my Mum has passed away (meaning both parents are now gone), my brother has left town for a rural backwater, relationships have floundered, and the changing face of world finances has altered the economics of the working market where I live.
What once was is no more.
Which means I’ve got to move on.
A new me awaits somewhere else perhaps with a new swish address, new love, and a new prospects too.
If I don’t go I won’t know!
A new life – Part 1.
The first steps have been taken.
As I write I’m about to sign the contract to sell my first and only property. From there I head to London for a month for a breathing space break and to re-charge before instigating the brand new brand of me.
From this Summer I may not know where I’m heading location and encounters wise but I know I’m heading back into sport.
It’s been my first love and even when the chips were down it never left me.
I am massively interested in the motivations side and always used them in my tennis coaching years so I’m going to re-awaken this sleeping giant to develop my Sports Motivation Coaching.
Soon there will be a new blog and and updated me – welcome to 100% champions, THE place for Sports Motivation.
It’s Part 1 of my new life.
The rest will follow so please stay with me and follow the story as it unfolds.
Somehow I know there are some amazing experiences to come and some phenomenal people to meet on the way.
Have you started a new life? What made you do it or what happened that forced you to begin again? What’s been new for you? Help me out by sharing your thoughts and advise on starting a life you’ve never lived before?
**PS – Don’t worry this blog The 100% YOU isn’t going anywhere. I love it just as much and I’m going to keep on writing it just the same as now. You like that? **
Image courtesy of Me! on a New Forest beach.