New Starts – Feelings and Facts – don’t confuse the two.

Today, I am leaving the UK for Canada.  I’ve experienced various emotions:

  • excitement
  • Grief
  • Nervousness/anxiety
  • Fear
  • Peace
  • Impatience

If the new start is planned for, and part of your vision for your future, then I would suspect that the excitement might outweigh all the other feelings.  However, if your new start is forced upon you i.e. redundancy, then I would suspect grief, fear and anxiety might be more what you are feeling.

It is incredibly important to remember that FEELINGS ARE NOT FACTS.  We can get so wrapped up in our feelings we miss the facts, or completely ignore them.  It may take some trusted friend, mentor or confidante to help reveal “the wood for the trees.”

I will regularly need reality checks and plenty of discernment to make sure that I stay focused and on the right path.  Vision is great but I must not let “wishful thinking” invade my mind.  That’s why reality checks are so important.

So, here’s to the future.  Stepping into the unknown is risky, but people who don’t take risks occasionally, do not grow.  I want to learn, grow and live.

You might find the following posts of interest:

New Starts: Be grateful for your past

New Starts: Set your foundations

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About katehobbs

Mother to two who are now independant and living away from home. Wife to Steve, for the last 26yrs and looking forward to many more years. I have enjoyed 18 months in the Okanagan, something that I have longed to have the opportunity to do for a while. Living a dream, you could say. Now, I am interning with Living Waters Canada based in Vancouver until end of April 2013. I love to grow my own food - it tastes so much better. I also build up, train and encourage others to achieve more than they thought possible.
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