New Beginnings

New beginnings are seldom clear cut.

We want our new beginnings, new habits, to be like New Year’s: one second, it’s 2017; the next, it’s 2018.

Most of the time, new beginnings are much messier. Two steps forward, one step back, four steps sideways, and then a brick wall.

New beginnings take time. They take hard work. They take failure and perseverance.

Go easy on yourself if progress toward your resolutions isn’t linear. Most new beginnings aren’t.