New beginnings. New chapters. A clean slate.

A tightening in my gut and a quickening of my heart.

Change is something to be embraced and celebrated. Change signals new life, growth, progress. Change that looks to the future with bright eyes, and bows to the past with respect, often heralds beautiful things. Yet there is always an element of fear. Fear of the unknown, fear of failure. Fear of being alone in this strange new world.

Kahlil Gibran said, “Time has been transformed, and we have changed; it has advanced and set us in motion; it has unveiled its face, inspiring us with bewilderment and exhilaration.” 

This is the feeling. We are on a precipice, our toes overlooking an endless cavern of possibilities. Arms outstretched, eyes wide open, lips moving in a silent prayer of thanksgiving and protection. Hoping - no, believing - for the best.

This is my 2013.